The Swedish Construction Federation promotes the professional reputation of the industry by safeguarding ethical business practices and construction quality. Membership in the Swedish Construction Federation requires the applicant company to meet the following criteria (rev 2019-03-20):
- The company has operations in Sweden within the areas for which the Swedish Construction Federation signs collective agreements.
- All companies within the Group, which have operations that qualify for affiliation to the Federation, must be members of the Swedish Construction Federation.
- The company must be registered as a limited liability company, a partnership, a limited partnership or equivalent (not sole traders). Moreover, foreign-registered companies must have a permanent base of operations and branches in Sweden that are registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and file tax returns in Sweden.
- The company must have an authorised or approved public accountant, or alternatively an authorised accounting consultant.
- The company is registered for F-tax in Sweden. The company is registered for VAT and registered as an employer, and has paid social insurance contributions for one full-time employee for at least six months (unless it is a holding company in a Group), in Sweden and in the country where the company has its registered office.
- Owners with controlling influence, members of the Board and deputies, the Managing Director, and authorised accountants or accounting consultants are of impeccable character*.
- The company does not have any taxes or fees owing to any public agencies.
- The company has provided accurate information regarding the number of employees and salaries in its application and undertakes to update this information in the first quarter of each year.
- The company must have prepared at least one annual report without any serious remarks in its auditor’s report or opinions from authorized accounting consultants in the latest financial year.
- The company and its representatives undertake:
– to undergo the training stipulated by the Federation Board in the first six months of the company’s membership for said membership to remain valid, and to do so at its own expense and in its capacity as a member of the Swedish Construction Federation;
– to pay the invoices for joining, membership and service as well as other invoices for goods and services supplied by the Swedish Construction Federation or its subsidiaries;
– to comply with the Ethical Rules of the Swedish Construction Sector;
– to comply with the regulations of the Swedish Construction Federation and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise;
– to apply the Swedish Construction Federation’s code of conduct;
– to apply the Swedish Construction Federation’s collective agreements;
– to apply ID06 in accordance with the applicable ID06 rules at all worksites where the company has operations;
– to participate in an introduction meeting; and
– to act in a manner that does not compromise the interests of the Federation.
- The company must send in a copy of its certificate of registration and any other documents requested by the Swedish Construction Federation to enable the Federation’s assessment of whether or not the company’s application for membership can be granted, or whether or not its membership can remain valid.
- The company must ensure the accuracy and correctness of the documents sent to the Swedish Construction Federation. Documents issued in another country must be translated to Swedish or English, affirmed by a notary public and stamped with a completed apostille.
Change of ownership or of the board of directors of a member company automatically changes the membership status to a level equivalent to new membership and, in such cases, the Swedish Construction Federation reserves the right to conduct a review in accordance with the criteria applicable for new member companies.
The Board of Directors conducts an overall assessment of the application for membership in the association based on the criteria for membership and what emerges from the investigation into the applicant company.
If you would like to apply for membership, please contact your nearest regional office or apply for membership via email@example.com or alternatively fill in the digital application form.
* Being of “impeccable character” is defined as the person in question acting professionally and in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, and properly managing taxes, fees and finance as a private person and at any company in which the person is or has been active.