Financial performance

Sustainable financial performance represents a healthy profitable business. It allows us to free up cash for investments in leading market positions, building the best team and Enhancing Society Together. There has been an improvement in our profitability and cash flow in 2014, which is in line with our strategic focus on profitability before growth. During 2014, there was a modest decline in operating income of 3%, mainly driven by difficult market conditions in South Africa and in our Industry, Energy & Mining business. Aviation, Maritime & Waterways and Rivers, Deltas & Coasts businesses achieved strong growth. Read more

Achieving leading market positions

The strength of our business and our ability to deliver on our brand promise rests on three pillars, identified in our Vision 2018. One of these pillars is to achieve leading market positions in geographies, markets and clients. During the year we aligned investment and effort towards building and retaining our leading market positions. We were proud to rank at number 40 in the list of Top 225 International Design Firms and at 49 in the Top Global Design Firms in 2014. The rankings are based on net turnover and compiled by Engineering News-Record. Read more

Excel in our operations

The second pillar which supports the success of our business is involved with excellence in our operations. We identified professional project management as being crucially important to deliver added value for our clients and for our bottom line success. In 2014 we introduced a global project management tier structure to provide a grading system based on experience and results. We match the complexity and scope of projects with managers who have relevant experience. Read more

Building the best team

The third pillar of our strategic focus is to build the best team. This is essential for us to take Royal HaskoningDHV forward to a strong and sustainable future. During 2014, we have focused on our evolution from a Europe-centric company to a transnational organisation with a performance-driven and collaborative culture. Read more