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.
The global workforce at the start of the year was 6,398 (excluded non-consolidated companies) and a flexible workforce of 511. During the year 1,000 people joined Royal HaskoningDHV and 1,123 employees left the company. We ended the year with 6,275 employees and a flexible workforce of 393.