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CHALMERS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master’s Thesis 2014:111 APPENDIX A Interview guide Personal information

1. Can you tell me about your background?

a. Education, experience and when you graduated.

2. How long have you worked at Landsvirkjun and what is your role in the company, how long have you been working in your position?

a. What is your job title?

Sustainability in Landsvirkjun (Landsvirkjun’s values: progressiveness, prudence and reliability)

3. Is sustainability concept that you use and work with?

a. What does it mean to you?

4. Do you differentiate between environmental- ecological and social sustainability?

a. Are all aspects important and why?

5. For how long has the company been working with the sustainability concept?

6. What are the main reasons for implementing sustainability? (drivers: personal, external, company).

7. How are the sustainability goals interpret in daily practice?

8. Landsvirkjun aim is to be carbon neutral company, can you tell me what the company is doing to fulfill this goal?

9. On your website there is an emphases on interactive information flow.

a. Can you tell me about it?

b. What does it mean to you?

10. There is also discussion on the website about the importance of transparency in the company.

a. Can you tell me about it?

b. What does it mean to you?

CHALMERS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master’s Thesis 2014:111

11. Can you tell me about Landsvirkjun’s Code of Conduct?

a. Has something changed after the implementation?

12. Open communication with stakeholders, what does that mean to you?

a. Are stakeholders interested in the sustainability goals?

13. One of your goals is to increase the percentage of female mangers from 17% to 20%, what actions are you taking?


14. How many subordinates do you have?

a. How many people are normally in your project team?

15. How do you choose your project team?

16. How many projects are you currently working on?

b. Can you tell me about your projects, what are they about?

17. What do you do as a project manager to fulfil the company’s sustainability goals?

18. Can you describe the decision making processes, big and small decisions.

19. How is sustainability expressed in the company? (newsletters, memos, intranet…).

20. What is the company doing to promote individual sustainability?

21. What is the company doing to promote sustainability within the Icelandic society?

22. Are the sustainability efforts measured in any way?

23. Are sustainability efforts rewarded in any way?

24. Do you think employees are in general aware of sustainability?

25. What do you think are the biggest challenges regarding sustainability in the company?

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