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Starting today, NCC arranges Health and Safety Week for its fourth consecutive year. During the week, each of NCC’s more than 3,000 projects around the Nordics will dedicate time to help strengthen the health and safety culture at our worksites and workplaces.
Today is International Women’s Day, and the trend at NCC is toward a more equal company. If the shareholders vote “yes” at the Annual General Meeting, both the Executive Team and the Board of Directors will be completely equal. NCC’s management teams are 40 percent women and 60 percent men, but in total the company is 86 percent men.
NCC has been awarded first prize in the Finnish health and safety competition "Turvallisuus alkaa minusta” (Safety starts with me) where the winning worksite scored a historical maximum 100 in the TR-index, an index that is used to measure health and safety standard.
A swan label residential building which NCC built for VAV has been nominated for an innovation award by Asuntomarkkinat, an annual housing event. This year the competition focuses on solutions and services that help control and prevent climate change.
Ann-Marie Hedbeck has been appointed General Counsel of NCC. She has been Acting General Counsel on two occasions, once in the Executive Management Team and once in the expanded Executive Management Team, since the end of August.
Anders Torell has been named Nordic CIO of the Year by international networking company Management Events for his work as CIO at NCC Industry and in this current position as CEO of NCC’s Loop Industries. The prize was awarded at the Nordic Strategy Forum Executive IT conference, where Anders Torell was selected from among a group of nominees that included Tommi Tuovila, CIO of Neste, and Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO of Equinor.
NCC is raising Operations Development to the Executive Management Group level with Ylva Lageson as Head of Operational Development and IT (ODIT). The new function in the Executive Management Group will develop NCC’s processes and work methods, develop NCC’s strategic work, IT and digitalization. Fredrik Vernersson has been appointed new Head of Strategy reporting to Ylva Lageson. He is currently working with transformation services at McKinsey & Company.
Per 30 June 2018 Topdanmark Properties A/S has acquired Zenit Company House I.2, which is built by NCC and contains just over 3,500 m2 of office space in three floors.
NCC has sold the fifth and last office building of the Alberga Business Park to OP-Vuokratuotto Special Investment Fund.
The Nordic countries have agreed to strengthen cooperation around the harmonization of building regulations and standards. Greater harmonization has been found to promote a more integrated market for labor and products, with cost benefits for property owners, contractors and the public sector.
International media attention around the inauguration of eRoadArlanda has been massive. CNBC, CNN, BBC, Fox News and a further 1,000 media outlets from around the world have reported on the project, in which NCC has a significant role.
NCC had both an award winner and a finalist when the Affärsvärlden business magazine presented its Legal Counsel of the Year and Rising Star of the Year awards for 2018. Håkan Broman, General Counsel and acting CEO of NCC, was named as Legal Counsel of the Year and Jessica Hellner, acting General Counsel of NCC Infrastructure, was nominated in the Rising Star of the Year category.
NCC’s SVP Corporate Sustainability Christina Lindbäck has been ranked as one of the most influential people in sustainability in Sweden. Christina Lindbäck is ranked 75. Sustainability is a prioritized area for NCC and essential to maintaining its leading position and generating growth.
NCC has strengthened its external footprint in the media with more news, an increased share of positive articles, and greater visibility for its focus areas. These are the main results in an analysis by media monitoring firm Retriever, conducted between 2014 and 2017.
Today is International Women’s Day and for NCC, gender equality and diversity are key issues for improving competitiveness and building a more inclusive society. If the shareholders approve a motion submitted to the Annual General Meeting in early April, five of NCC’s eight Board members will be women. In 2017, four of ten members of NCC’s management groups, on average, were women. However, for the company as a whole, a clear majority of employees (87 percent) are men.
Three of NCC’s projects have been selected as Nordic best practice of Sustainable Buildings and Construction in a study published in January 2018. The purpose of the report, made by the Nordic Council of Ministers, was to encourage accelerated action by all key stakeholders in the Nordic countries, as well as sharing of lessons learned internationally, by displaying practical and innovative examples.