Environment

We construct for sustainable future

Our sustainability strategy is brought to life through our operations and the way we work every day. This is how we do it.

Our recycling rate

Climate, circularity and environmental care are keywords for how we work. Shifting our business to a low-carbon operation is a main priority. We are underway, with an entreprenurial spirit to always improve.

2020

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recycling rate
2021

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waste separation

We educate our employees

Over 80% of our employees have now completed our sustainability certification program. The training builds a shared understanding of key sustainable topics across the business. This is a powerful driver of positive environmental and social performance. Every year we arrange our Sustainability Week, to deep-dive into topics and accerlate the green shift.

Our emissions

How much is 12,000 tons of CO2? We can compare with other products and activities causing emissions. In 2021, our business accounted for emissions correspondingly 5,131,063 Big Macs. That’s a lot, still 757,000 less than the previous year. If we compare with flights, our emissions in 2021 corresponded to 5,480 round trips Oslo-Thailand.

2020

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tons CO2 emissions
2021

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tons CO2 emissions

We seize new opportunities

We have a forward leaning approach to contribute to the green shift. Our subsidiary company Gunnar Knutsen AS has acquired several biogas trucks. On Trønder- and Meråkerbanen in Norway we utilise low-carbon concrete that will reduce our emissions with additionally 39% in the project.

We re-use

We are constantly looking for ways to reduce waste generated by our company and to re-use and recycle materials used in projects. On the Raide-Jokeri light rail project in Finland were 10,000 tons of concrete structures, originally planned to be demolished along the 25km light rail line, re-used in nearby projects to replace the use of virgin aggregates.

We minimize spill

We believe that any spill is avoidable. We have made significant investments in people, processes, and equipment to eliminate spills. Our investment is paying off and no reported accidental spills in 2021.

We handle hazardous substances with care

We have a set of formal processes and training for the handling of hazardous substances. In 2021, there were no reported incidents involving our handling and use of hazardous substances.

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Stay safe

The safety of our employees, sub-contractors and partners is our priority number one. We are also committed to building a workplace with diversity and equal opportunities. Continuous training of our employees is important to succeed in these fields.