SDG 8 Decent work and economic growthIncreasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth.

The 2018 ITUC Global Rights Index indicates that unchecked corporate influence continues to promote regressive changes to labour laws on an enormous scale, with the US Chamber of Commerce alone spending 82 million USD on lobbying in 2017. Meanwhile, the space for democratic and worker rights is closing throughout the world. Businesses can help put a stop to these trends by operating ethically and signing on to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, which Royal HaskoningDHV did in 2008.

Additionally, Royal HaskoningDHV remains the only engineering consultancy to be awarded the ETHIC Intelligence Anti-Corruption Certificate, underscoring our zero-tolerance policy to corruption and our dedication to ensuring ethical business practices. That is how we protect the labour rights of our 6000 employees, and provide them with safe and secure working environments. Read more