About Pontarius

Pontarius is a construction consultant that integrates business development, law, management and technology. We are driven by a passion of improving the result and performance of our clients; both at an organization level and for the products and services that they offer. With a holistic approach, we use competences from several different areas to obtain the widest possible insight and knowledge in planning, implementation and follow-up of projects.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Pontarius business model is focused on value-adding and sustainable development for our customers based on an emphasis on the continous professional development of our employees and our systematic way of approaching a client need.

At Pontarius we strongly believe that sustainable development is based on the utilization of balanced strategies. This means taking a holistic approach to present and future challenges through the integration of economic growth, social equity and environmental management. In the end, sustainability is about understanding and balancing the visions, goals and needs of all stakeholders, with the balance between creativity and structure being critical to success. This balance between creativity and structure is an ongoing management objective that requires flexibility depending the various stages of a particular development initiative.


Pontarius mission is responsible behavior in society so that our sustainable development complies with the interests and requirements of the wider community relating to social development and environmental protection.


Pontarius adhere to the UN Global Compact whereby the company has committed itself to 10 principles.

Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

GDPR

Memberships

The NVF acts as an exchange for information, knowledge and experience in the Nordic road transport sector. The forum works for the harmonisation of regulation as well as for Nordic coordination with the EU.

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is a politically independent membership organisation. Its activities consist of three main areas: opinion building, business networking and third-party services. Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is one of the principle members of the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute (IMM).

SBR is a non-profit professional organisation for engineers in the construction and property industries. SBR’s purpose is to develop the professional expertise of its members and promote responsibility and quality in professional conduct.
SFK offers a network to increase expertise and provide inspiration for those working in business development.
Swedish aerospace companies with their longstanding, acknowledged experience and professionalism across the field of the Industry offers partnership and duties in most segments of aerospace. The vast majority of providers are organized in the Swedish Aviation Group.

Swedish Consultants is a non-profit organisation that organises consultancy companies in the international project and aid-financed market.
Médecins Sans Frontières is a humanitarian organisation dedicated to saving lives and alleviating suffering wherever they are most needed. MSF offers assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

SEK is responsible for standardisation in Sweden in the field of electricity. The organisation also co-ordinates Swedish participation in European and other international standardisation work as a member of the IEC and CENELEC.

Certifications

Pontarius’ ISO-certified business system ensures that we work systematically with important quality, environmental and health and safety issues. We are audited yearly by the external, impartial certification body Qvalify who monitor our compliance with the requirements of the various standards and ensure that we work with continuous improvement.

Pontarius is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. Our quality management system ensures that we continually implement improvements to our efficiency and procedures, as well as with regard to our customers and product/services.

Pontarius is certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2015. Our environmental management system ensures that we are in compliance with legislation, improve our environmental performance and reduce our environmental impact.

Pontarius’ environmental management policy (Swedish language)

Pontarius’ management system for Occupational Health and Safety is certified in accordance with OHSAS 18001:2007.

Pontarius’ policy for occupational health and safety (Swedish language)

Pontarius has a number of employees who are SP SITAC certified as inspectors at the highest level, K, under the provisions of the Planning and Building Act.
Pontarius has a number of employees who are SP SITAC and SBR Svenska Byggingenjörers Riksförbund (Swedish Construction Engineers Association) certified Contract Verifiers and thereby have the authority to decide whether the demands of a contract have been fulfilled.
TransQ is a collaboration between the leading Nordic transport organisations. The participating organisations use the system to obtain information and select suppliers when procuring goods, services and contractors.
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Pontarius TransQ certificate

Achilles Utilities Nordics & Central Europe (Achilles Utilities NCE) is a qualification system for suppliers in the supply sector in northern and central Europe, which purchasers use to handle supplier information, risk and to streamline purchasing and procurement following the Procurement Act (LUF). Read more about Achilles at www.achilles.com

Pontarius Achilles certificate

Specific initiatives

Pontarius supports Médecins Sans Frontières as a Corporate Donor for the whole of 2018. Through our donation we assist Médecins Sans Frontières in saving lives and alleviating suffering wherever they are most needed.

Médecins Sans Frontières is a humanitarian organisation dedicated to saving lives and alleviating suffering wherever they are most needed. MSF offers assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. During the course of one year, Médecins Sans Frontières dispatches in the region of 2,500 field workers to approximately 70 countries where they work with 30,000 locally employed staff. In 1999, Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Pontarius supports a children’s hospital in Cambodia

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Pontarius are supporting the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The hospital is a fine example of one passionate individual (Kenro Izu), working globally to offer free healthcare to children in a region in great need. With energy, willpower and cooperation, we can change the world for the better.

See below for information about the proud history of the hospital:
”In 1996 Kenro Izu founded Non-profit organization Friends Without A Border (FWAB). With the help of health care professionals, the art community, and more than 6,000 supporters worldwide, Angkor Hospital for Children opened in 1999. Since its opening, the hospital has expanded while remaining focused on providing quality health care in Cambodia. From opening an Operating Theater in 2002, to being able to provide specialist heart surgery in 2008, AHC has achieved many milestones. Our Satellite Clinic which opened in 2010, further broadened our outreach and in 2011 we marked our millionth Outpatient treatment.”