21 Nov 2017

New York State

On 5 December 2016 Royal HaskoningDHV became aware it is on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent list of companies that allegedly support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Royal HaskoningDHV regrets that it is included on the list and has requested New York State to be removed from the list immediately. Royal HaskoningDHV does not have and never has had an anti-Israel policy, nor does it support the BDS movement. To the contrary, Royal HaskoningDHV has been involved in projects in Israel for four decades, and continues to be heavily involved in major infrastructure projects in Israel today. Royal HaskoningDHV has worked with Israeli governmental entities and private Israeli companies, and also with Israeli clients on projects outside Israel.

The fact that Israeli Government and Israeli companies themselves continue to work with us clearly shows that Royal HaskoningDHV is not seeking to “penalize, or inflict economic harm on, or otherwise limit commercial relations with Israel.” Royal HaskoningDHV is awaiting New York State's reaction.

Arizona State

End April 2017 Royal HaskoningDHV received a letter from the Arizona State Treasurer that Royal HaskoningDHV was added to their list of prohibited investments because it "has been identified as actively boycotting the State of Israel".
Early May Royal HaskoningDHV submitted a written certification to the State of Arizona that the company does not have and never has had an anti-Israel policy, nor does it support the BDS movement, and requesting immediate removal from the list.