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Partnerships

We have a culture of collaboration, believing strongly in the power of partnerships. We work with global organizations and institutions on how we can improve the quality of life.

We are active members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together with its members, the WBCSD applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. The WBCSD is made up of approximately 200 global firms and acts as the voice of business in several bodies (e.g. UN Climate Summit, Sustainability Development Goals).We are involved in the following work streams:

  • Water Cluster 
  • Zero Emission Cities Sector Project 
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Ecosystem & Landscape Management Cluster 
  • Redefining Value Cross Cutting Project / Natural Capital Protocol 

ag手机投注 As part of the Low Carbon Technology Partnership Initiative announced in Paris during the COP21 summit, Arcadis was one of eleven leading companies from the buildings sector to step up to lead action with the aim of reducing the projected energy use in buildings by 50% by 2030. In addition to Arcadis, participants of the program were AkzoNobel, ENGIE, Infosys, LafargeHolcim, Rexel, Schneider Electric, SGS, Siemens, Skanska and United Technologies. Part of WBCSD's Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi), the program will bring together stakeholders in local markets to develop a common understanding of market barriers to energy efficiency in buildings and initiate actions to tackle them.

Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Arcadis partners with TechStars to identify and develop innovative start-ups to transform the natural and built environment. The “Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars” is a tangible action to make our passion to improve the quality of life a reality. The program focuses on digital technologies and innovative solutions, and we are supporting selected companies by providing a team of mentors to help offer subject matter expertise, client connections and industry insights. Entrepreneurs in the program have access to Smart City experts who can help scale their start-ups with an eye on the future of cities. Learnings from this process are also brought back to Arcadis to help us innovate and bring these innovations to our clients.

 

The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) is a global platform which brings together the many different initiatives and organizations working in natural capital under a common vision. 

The Coalition’s activities focus on global stakeholder engagement, focused research and development of methods for natural capital accounting. The Coalition’s founding members have pioneered much of the science and business case for natural capital valuation and accounting, providing a credible platform to take the business application of this forward. 

We are an active member of the Natural Capital Coalition providing IP, resources and practical support recognizing the value incorporating natural capital in business decisions can bring. 

ag手机投注We support the overall vision of the Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) to transform the way business operates through understanding and incorporating their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. 

ag手机投注We have been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2009 and are committed to both its objectives as well as the ten universal principles regarding human rights, labor standards, environmental stewardship, and anticorruption. Our values, mission, and strategy are fully aligned with the UNGC principles, and our signing of these principles reflects our ambition to be a sustainability leader. The way in which we support ad enact these principles are included in our Annual Report.

We are committed to making the UNGC and its principles part of the day-to-day operations of our company.

UN-Habitat contributes to one of the most urgent challenges in the world: sustainable urbanization. UN-Habitat’s mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities by improving the quality of life of citizens around the world. 

Arcadis supports UN-Habitat in facing these urban challenges by sharing our knowledge and expertise on the ground through the Shelter program. This is much more important than just donating money; it is a global partnership that makes a real difference. It’s about protecting the most vulnerable from the elements. It’s about building a better, sustainable future for all our communities.

Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resiliency that includes the shocks –  earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. – as well as the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day-to-day or cyclical basis.

Through financial and logistical guidance, developing resiliency strategies, providing access to service providers and creating a network of cities that can learn from each other, 100RC aims to facilitate global resiliency among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and citizens.

Lovinklaan was founded in 1982 to promote the interests of Arcadians, to provide for the continuity of Arcadis and to stimulate employees to participate in the Global Share Plan or one of our other programs. With an equity interest in Arcadis NV of over 17 percent, we are the largest shareholder. The returns on this investment, the yearly dividend payment, are used for the benefit of Arcadis and its people all over the world.

With our support of global Arcadis knowledge exchange and innovation programs we stimulate internal synergy and collaboration and make a valuable contribution to the global ambitions of Arcadis and its employees. Our programs challenge Arcadians and reinforce the Arcadis culture. In addition to our existing programs, we continue to look for new opportunities to stimulate innovation, to transfer knowledge, and to connect employees.

KNHM advises people who want to strengthen the social cohesion in their neighborhood, village or city. KNHM helps local communities and social entrepreneurs to realize their ideas, which aim at the improvement of the human environment. KNHM’s support consists of process consulting, technical advice, access to our extensive network and social venturing.

KNHM focuses on the following themes:

  • Livability of villages and neighborhoods
  • Local and regional food
  • Sustainable local energy and housing
  • Recreation and tourism
  • Cultural heritage, nature and landscape

ag手机投注The KNHM network consists of 180 active citizens and 200 employees of Arcadis. They advise and assist local communities and have a proven track record as managers, consultants, advisers, entrepreneurs, or politicians. They are willing to offer their advisory services free of charge. In addition to these activities, KNHM also co-sponsors the Local Sparks program of Arcadis. 

ag手机投注KNHM was established in 1888 as an association with the aim to stimulate the development of agricultural land, forests and nature. In 1972, KNHM was split into a commercial company (Heidemij) and a foundation (KNHM). In 1998, Heidemij changed its name to Arcadis. KNHM is a shareholder of Arcadis.

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