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Legal Policies & Statements

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Business ethics and corporate social responsibility are at the heart of everything Sweco does. Sweco is committed to social responsibility and has a zero tolerance of slavery and human trafficking.

 

Sweco’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and Code of Conduct apply to all companies in the Group, the Board of Directors, and all employees. They promote the equal rights and opportunities of employees in the workplace and guide us in maintaining the trust and credibility of our stakeholders. We require all employees to confirm that they comply with these policies in all respects.

 

Violations of human rights are never permitted. Sweco does not tolerate child labour in any part of its own operations, nor in the operations of any business partner. (This includes key members of our supply chain/sub consultants). Sweco does not permit illegal or forced labour.

 

Read our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

Recruitment Fraud Statement

Sweco never asks candidates for money as part of its recruitment process. Sweco advertises all roles via recognised advertisement boards, LinkedIn, and CV databases where candidates will have previously uploaded their contact details. Sweco will only contact candidates who have directly or indirectly expressed an interest in an advertised position.

 

We recommend that you avoid fraudulent communications purporting to be on behalf of companies within the Sweco Group. Recent incidents have been reported involving individuals claiming to work for Sweco’s HR team and recruiting on behalf of Sweco. Targeted individuals were told, for example, that their qualifications were suitable for remote work for Sweco. In addition, communications solicit the transfer/payment of modest sums of money to pay for training with the promise of reimbursement within a few days.

 

Please note that such communications are fraudulent. They do not originate from Sweco or any Sweco-associated companies. Sweco recommends that you do not respond to unsolicited job offers. Never disclose personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.

Sweco UK Tax Strategy

This UK Tax Strategy applies to Sweco UK Holding Limited and its UK subsidiaries (‘Sweco UK’) in accordance with Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 2016. Sweco UK Holding Limited and its UK subsidiaries are ultimately owned by Sweco AB, a Swedish listed multinational group (‘Sweco Group’).

 

Sweco plans and designs the cities and communities of the future. Our main contribution to society is through the work we conduct for our customers. However, we also create value for society by generating employment and taxable profits. A large share of our customers are public authorities, and their projects are financed by taxpayers. Taking responsibility for paying tax is one way for Sweco to contribute to a sustainable society. Sweco Group’s vision is to become Europe’s most respected knowledge company in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology, and architecture. Acting as a responsible corporate citizen and paying our fair share of tax is imperative to gain respect among stakeholders.

 

Read the Sweco UK Tax strategy.

Business Ethics

All of Sweco’s operations are required to comply with applicable laws and regulations, just as they must comply with Sweco’s internal policies and guidelines. All employees are responsible for familiarising themselves and complying with these policies and guidelines.

 

Find out more here.

Gender Pay Reports

The Sweco UK gender pay report shows our statutory gender pay gap and bonus gap figures in response to Government legislation introduced in April 2017. It also provides insight into how we are addressing our gender balance.​

 

Download our Gender Pay reports here.

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