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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.
NCC, with its Beyond Construction blog, has been named one of Sweden’s most inspiring organizations for sustainability in 2017.
NCC is present at Lähiöfest 2017 in Helsinki 25 September – 1 October. Lähiöfest is a chain of events spread across ten of Helsinki’s neighbourhoods to awaken debate on the changing cityscape.
NCC’s blog beyondconstruction.se has received a nomination in the Digital Communication Awards 2017. The winners will be announced in Berlin on 29 September.
Peter Wågström has been appointed presenter of financial information of the year in Sweden. The prize is awarded by Financial Hearings scrutinizing three main criterias continuity, reach and performance.
NCC builds a new local centre next to the one currently existing in Laajasalo. The two-level building will have totally 30 stores. Daily groceries HOK-Elanto and Ruokakesko operating in the existing building will move and get larger spaces in the new shopping centre.
A Group-wide safety training course, safety drills, health walks, seminars and the introduction of daily health and safety briefings. This week at NCC is once again devoted to health and safety at all NCC workplaces across the Nordic region to promote the company’s shared safety culture.
NCC’s Code of Conduct, which describes how to act in a work context, applies to all employees and managers, plus NCC’s board and business partners. Now NCC updates and includes new areas to the code.
NCC has recruited Petri Bergström to the position as Head of Property Development Finland
Today is International Women’s Day and although NCC and many other companies in the construction industry have a long way to go until the industry is gender-equal, progress is being made. If the company’s shareholders approve a motion to be presented to the Annual General Meeting in early April, NCC will become the first construction company among the stock market’s large cap companies with a majority of female Board members. According to statistics from the Swedish Construction Federation, NCC is also one of the only companies in the construction industry with a higher percentage of female managers than the industry average.
A first cargo ship loaded with several hundred tons of tunneling machinery and equipment is setting course today for the Eysturoy and Sandoy Tunnels project in the Faroes. Up to three cargo ships will carry equipment to the group of islands over the coming months.