9 Dec 2020

First international engineering consultancy ISO/DIS 37301 certified

Royal HaskoningDHV has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of the ISO 37001 standard for its Anti-Bribery Management System and the new ISO/DIS 37301 standard for its Compliance Management System. The certificates apply to all activities of the company.

Royal HaskoningDHV CEO, Erik Oostwegel, said: “We are a globally operating company committed to decent behaviour and integrity, acting ethically and with transparency in all our work. I am proud that the ongoing dedication of our circa 6,000 colleagues towards integrity is recognised and meets high international standards.”

Sustainable development

“The impact of corruption is felt across societies as it hinders social and economic development around the world. Our zero-tolerance to corruption is a fundamental part of our promise to enhance society together and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals,” Erik explained.

“We are proud to announce these certifications on the United Nation’s International Anti-Corruption Day as we stand united against corruption and would like to encourage everyone to take action,” Marleen Buis, Group Integrity Officer at Royal HaskoningDHV, added.

Mark Kokke, Group Compliance Officer at Royal HaskoningDHV said: “Integrity is embedded in Royal HaskoningDHV’s Global Code of Business Principles which, together with our Integrity Management System and Compliance Programme, defines and assures conduct. Since 2010 we have held an Anti-corruption Compliance System Certificate issued by ETHIC Intelligence. Earlier this year we decided to switch over to the international ISO standards and are very proud to be the first international engineering consultancy to be ISO/DIN 37301 certified.”

Best practices

According to the audit reports, best practices and strong points include awareness among all interviewees of the importance of ethical behaviour, Royal HaskoningDHV’s business principles, e-learning training (available in 11 languages) that is compulsory for all colleagues, and the encouragement to speak up and raise concerns.

Five ISO certificates

The ISO 37001:2016 certificate for anti-bribery management and the ISO/DIS 37301 certificate for compliance management are two of the five global certificates Royal HaskoningDHV holds. The others are ISO 9001:2015 for quality management, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management and ISO 45001:2018 for occupational health and safety.

Royal HaskoningDHV also holds a Gold Medal as a recognition of its EcoVadis CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Rating for Sustainable Procurement.

The ISO 37001:2016 and the ISO/DIS 37301 certificates were issued by EuroCompliance, one of the few certification bodies accredited to deliver ISO 37001 certifications. ISO 37301 is a Draft International Standard (DIS) scheduled for completion by early 2021.

View the ISO 37001 certificate

View the ISO/DIS 37301 certificate