Royal Haskoning and DHV are delighted to announce they have officially merged and will now be known as Royal HaskoningDHV. The company, headquartered in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is one of Europe’s leading project management, engineering and consultancy service providers, ranking globally in the top 10 of independently owned, non-listed companies and top 40 overall.
With nearly 8,000 professionals providing services worldwide from 100 offices in 35 countries, Royal HaskoningDHV carries out more than 30,000 projects every year in planning, transport, infrastructure, water, maritime, aviation, industry, energy, mining and buildings.
Bertrand van Ee chairs the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV, with Erik Oostwegel as vice-chair. Jaska de Bakker (CFO), Piet Besselink, Frank Heemskerk and Henry Rowe complete the Executive Board. Joop van Oosten will chair the Supervisory Board, which counts 8 members in total, with Wim van Vonno as vice-chair.
We recognise our responsibilities towards our clients, our employees, our partners in business, our shareholders and to society. To our clients, we aim to add value to their business, by focusing our advice not merely on our clients’ needs but also on our client’s clients needs. To our employees, we aspire to be employer of choice, by offering interesting and challenging assignments in a work environment which is good and safe, which encourages talent development and which offers competitive terms and conditions of service. With our partners in business - suppliers, (sub)contractors, joint venture partners – we seek mutually beneficial relationships which are based on the principles as laid down in this code of conduct. To our shareholders, we aim to protect the value of their investment and provide an acceptable return. Last but not least, to society we aim to conduct our business as a responsible member of society. And in our advice, we constantly strive for sustainable solutions, for our clients, our clients’ clients and our society. We recognise that these responsibilities are inseparable. It is therefore our duty that we best assess how to achieve and maintain the right balance between these responsibilities in executing all of our business activities.
We insist on a sincere, honest and fair approach in business – and we expect the same from those who we do business for and with. As such, we subscribe the Code of Ethics of the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers). We observe the laws and regulations of the countries in which our employees and our companies operate. All our business transactions must be reflected accurately and fairly in our accounts. We avoid conflict between private and company business. In addition, we avoid conflicts of interest in our consultancy services for our clients, based on our independent position. In doing business, we do not accept gifts or hospitality of significant value in any form, nor do we offer the same.
Our Economic Principles
We strive for a sound financial performance as a means for continuity. Profitability is a measure for the value that we add for our clients. We aim to achieve sustainable profitability by attaining and maintaining long-term positions in the top of our core markets. In striving for profitability, we support and seek free and fair competition and we will not prevent others from competing freely with us.
Upholding Our Principles
We believe that our code of conduct underpins the values of our business. We therefore consider this code of conduct as an essential part of our long-term success as a company. And we recognise that we are judged by how we act – not by how we state we act. We are therefore responsible for ensuring that we all know this code of conduct, recognise the importance of it, respect it and adhere to it.
“Royal Haskoning’s engineers, consultants and architects are always busy thinking of sustainable solutions for a wide range of clients. Sustainability sits in the heart of all our projects. That’s were we can make a difference for the challenges of today’s society. We advise companies, for example, on how to use their waste as raw material or how to reduce their water consumption. We also help governments by putting forward ideas as how they can set out requirements in their tenders that are more energy-efficient.
We introduced the Cradle to Cradle® concept into the way we work because we are inspired by its philosophy, it has a positive, workable agenda that we can apply easily to everything we do. This concept gives us a framework within which we can explore projects to find the best possible results for all concerned. By making economical use of resources and waste and introducing solutions that enhance society in the long term, as well as meeting our clients’ own commercial, compliance and social agendas- we are delivering over and above initial project objectives.
I am convinced that we consistently achieve the best results for society and the environment through our projects with clients, but at the same time I also find it important to focus internally on corporate social responsibility. Firstly is essential to explain the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility to your own employees in concrete terms, for example, by using our Code of Conduct, which defines in detail how we do business. What is acceptable and what is not: clarity is vital here. We also take a range of measures to reduce our carbon footprint, for example, by taking fewer flights and making better more use of video conferencing systems. We have invested considerably in this over recent years, in addition we have started a ‘green’ car lease arrangement and are reviewing our suppliers’ approach to CSR. In the end it’s all about one thing: Practice what you preach”.
Environmental Policy and Risk Management
Environmental policy and risk management are in these times of increasing public interest for the environment a much greater topic at companies and governments. Royal Haskoning has the knowledge and experiences to support and assist governments and companies in this area.
Health, Safety & Environment
In the past few years industrial disasters and terrorism have led to an increasing feeling of insecurity. Disasters caused by human failings, such as those in Enschede and Toulouse, lead to insight into latent risks and the opportunities to prevent these kinds of disasters. More attention is being paid to rules and regulations and to the enforcement of them. Royal Haskoning can help you to develop sustainable solutions, using our knowledge-sharing ...