We recognize that the challenges the world faces need to be addressed urgently, and can only be tackled by enacting systemic change in the way we conduct business. We aim to have a direct impact on society by going beyond the Triple Bottom Line framework:
Our promise is to ‘Enhance Society Together’ with our clients and other stakeholders through innovation and co-creation. This is a commitment we choose to make; not because we have to, but because we care about shaping our environment so every member of society can lead a dignified life. We have integrated our sustainable business strategy within our overall strategy Strong22 in order to better leverage our key services, technology and innovations as a force for good, and build on the intrinsic motivation of employees.
We deliver on our promise to ‘Enhance Society Together’ by asking ourselves, our clients, and partners our 4 Questions for sustainable growth.
The BrITE Foundation is a charity fund set up and run by Royal HaskoningDHV’s employees.
Universal sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis assessed our Corporate Social Responsibility practices in 2021 and awarded Royal HaskoningDHV Group the Gold medal for the sixth consecutive year.
The company’s Global Supply Chain Rating is highly valued in the industry and illustrates the performance of more than 40,000 companies worldwide rated by EcoVadis. The index places our company in the top 2% of architectural and engineering firms and in the top 5% for overall CSR performance among all businesses rated.
Our Dutch branch, HaskoningDHV Nederland B.V., is certified for the CO2-Performance Ladder, level 5 (highest level). This certification scheme stimulates CO2-reduction in our operations and in our projects.
In August 2022, the global Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved our near- and long-term targets to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within our global operations. The Science Based Targets initiative drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets. By setting these targets, we are taking responsibility for our climate action and delivering on our purpose of Enhancing Society Together.