Tauw Group bv

Tauw Group bv

Tauw is an independent, international Dutch consulting and engineering company specialised in the design, improvement and management of the built environment, natural environment and infrastructure. 1200 highly educated specialists from a wide range of disciplines are working on projects commissioned by authorities and companies. Abroad Tauw has operating companies in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Company details

Handelskade 37, PO Box 479 , Deventer , 7400 AL Netherlands

Locations Served


Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
Over 1000
100,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 €

Tauw is an independent European consulting and engineering company specialised in the design, improvement and management of the natural environment, built-up environment and infrastructure.

Tauw is an expert and leading company in the field of environmental consultancy, spatial development, civil engineering and the monitoring of environmental quality. In these fields a prominent reputation has been acquired in studies and design. In multidisciplinary teams we are working on projects for a broad range of clients: public authorities, private companies and non-governmental organisations.

We focus all our attention on our client’s needs. This requires a good understanding of the client’s expectations. Our advice is goal-oriented and we deliver good quality in time. We strive for long term and mutual beneficial relationships with our clients, based on value creation.

State of the art expertise on content and understanding of the local context are the pillars of our consultancy. That’s why we work in a European network of regional offices in various parts of Europe, close to our clients and their subsidiaries.

Our dedicated consultants and engineers represent the core of Tauw. We have a clear, open and effective organisation, conducive to agreeable working conditions. This is reflected in the personal satisfaction of our employees, committed to the organisation and our clients.

Tauw is not listed on the stock exchange. All our shares are owned by the Foundation ‘Stichting Aandelenbeheer Tauw’. The Board of this foundation comprises five members, including two members of the company staff, two members representing management and Supervisory Board and a chairman who has an independent position towards the company.

For all staff there is an opportunity to buy Tauw share certificates. During the General Shareholders’ Meetings, Tauw offers certificate holders the opportunity to attend and pose questions on the company policies and the developments of the company.

Tauw acts in accordance with the Dutch guidelines for Corporate Governance. The Supervisory Board is denominated by the General Shareholders’ Meeting. Their task is to supervise and give advice to the management.

Tauw subscribes to the code of ethics of FIDIC. We acknowledge the need of directors and employees to comply with the highest ethical standards. The key elements of the code are:

  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Fairness, honesty and loyalty supporting all actions
  • Being aware of and obeying the law
  • Contributing individually and collectively to the well-being of shareholders, customers, the economy and the society
  • The competence of our employees

To assist employees in applying this code, Tauw has developed policies and guidelines to provide employees with guidance on their behaviour.