With respect to sponsoring and social responsibility, we follow the guidelines of our Swedish headquarters. Our goal is to focus Skanska sponsoring in the Slovak Republic along three basic lines: ecology and education, safety, help with disaster relief and charity.
Skanska perceives social responsibility and sustainable development as an inseparable part of company development and invests generously in these fields. The company has built its serious reputation thanks to its economic success but also due to its donorship and active approach to responsibility. Skanska is convinced that the time will soon come when a responsible and welcoming approach to nature and people will be one of the main conditions for business.
The Skanska Group in the SR has been a member of the Business Leaders Forum (BLF) since 2006. The BLF is an informal association of companies that undertakes to be leaders in the promotion of socially responsible business principles in Slovakia. It currently includes 23 top companies in Slovakia from various areas of business.
Since 2008 we have been intensively cooperating with Dobrý Anjel (Good Angel) a non-profit organization that through the humanitarian system of civil financial aid makes regular financial contributions to families in which a parent or child suffers from cancer or another serious illness, such as cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis or chronic kidney failure.
Since 2008 Skanska SK is also general partner of the project Študentská osobnosť Slovenska(Student Personality of Slovakia), which each Year selects and recognizes exceptional and talented university students. The project is realized under the auspices of Ivan Gašparovič, President of the Slovak Republic and is organized by Junior Chamber International - Slovakia. The project aims to highlight students who are studying at the 1st, 2nd or 3rd level of university education, and who are not only excellent students, but they are something special. Winners or medalists of various student professional competitions in Slovakia, Europe and the world, doctoral students who can demonstrate significant scientific research results, successful artists or athletes.
In culture, we are partners of many major events, one of them is the Bratislava Cultural Summer and Castle Festival.
We have cooperated with the Ekopolis Foundation in 2004-2010 on the reconstruction of the sewage plant in Tatranska Polianka after the windstorm in the High Tatras.. This cooperation developed into the joint grant program “Ľudia pre stromy” (People for Trees) designated for the general public and our employees. It also included a public survey “Strom roka” (Tree of the Year). In 2007, a total of 10,487 trees and bushes were planted, 25 rare trees were saved, and 32 green areas next to schools and residential areas and other public spaces were refurbished within the framework of this program.