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. Our integrity
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. Read more 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.