Environmental policy

We seek to protect the environment by addressing the complex challenges presented by population growth, climate change, biodiversity loss, increasing energy demand and resource scarcity to live within the natural limits of our planet.

Aims
  • Promote responsible environmental stewardship that considers economic security and social betterment.
  • Identify and manage our environmental impacts to protect the environment and prevent pollution.
  • Achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources in our project work and within our own facilities.
  • Protect and promote sustainable use of ecosystems and strive to reduce the loss of biodiversity.
We will
  • Collaborate with clients, stakeholders and partners to act on opportunities to support sustainable development.
  • Work with clients and stakeholders to identify and manage relevant environmental risks, while realising their business objectives.
  • Approach our work holistically, making decisions based on a clear view of the environmental outcomes and impacts.
  • Research, develop and promote practical resilient solutions to relevant environmental issues.
  • Work with clients and collaborators with due consideration that their environmental commitments are consistent with our own.
  • Continually improve our environmental performance through our management system certificated to ISO14001.
Governance

This Policy is set by the Group Board and implemented across all Arup operations through rules, procedures and guidance.

It is reviewed and approved annually, or more frequently if appropriate.

The Environment Director acts for Arup in developing a plan to enable us to reach the aims set out in this policy while fulfilling applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements.

Environmental policy unsigned

Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Arup is committed to creating an inclusive working environment based on merit, fairness and respect. One that encourages talented people of any background to produce their best work of the highest quality. As a humane organisation, we embrace the skills, abilities and knowledge that only a diverse and inclusive workforce can provide, to create solutions, and give advice, that improves society as a whole.

Aims
  • Treat everyone fairly, with dignity and respect; as we would wish to be treated.
  • Maintain fair and honourable dealings with our people, where recognition, reward and opportunity reflect the ability, experience and aspiration of the individual.
  • Create an environment that brings the best skills to our work, in which we value individual differences and recognise the contributions of all our people.
We will
  • Recruit talented people from a wide range of backgrounds with differing beliefs and personal characteristics.
  • Ensure full and effective participation and equal opportunities for everyone.
  • Invest in the education and development of our people and provide them with opportunities to reach their full potential.
  • Increase our people’s awareness and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion, including its importance.
  • Provide equitable pay based on roles, responsibilities and performance.
  • Identify and address inappropriate behaviour or discrimination.
  • Seek to work with clients and collaborators with due consideration that their EDI commitments are consistent with our own.
  • Measure how we are performing; report regularly and act to address any barriers.
Governance

This policy is set by the Group Board and implemented across all Arup operations through rules, procedures and guidance.

It is reviewed and approved annually, or more frequently if appropriate.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Director acts for Arup in developing a plan to enable us to reach the aims set out in this policy while fulfilling applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements.

Download our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy

Ethical conduct policy

Our values and commitment to business integrity stem from a desire to act honourably and with integrity in all our business dealings. We have a strong sense of responsibility to treat people respectfully and we maintain ethical business standards in all the markets in which we operate.

Aims
  • Treat our people with honesty and fairness.
  • Enable them to behave honourably and act with integrity in all our business dealings, building relationships as independent advisors and trusted professionals.
  • Implement best practice and raise awareness of the ethical standards we require of our people.
We Will
  • Maintain a Code of Conduct and training programme for all our people.
  • Maintain procedures so that we do not engage in unethical conduct or illegal practices.
  • Implement systems that support our duty of confidentiality and respect privacy in all our business relationships.
  • Support any member of staff who has legitimate concerns to challenge unethical behaviour and respond appropriately.
  • Participate in appropriate industry initiatives to promote business integrity.
  • Work with clients, partners and collaborators with due consideration that their ethical commitments are consistent with our own.
  • Keep our systems and procedures under regular review to confirm that they remain relevant and proportionate.
Governance

This policy is set by the Group Board and implemented across all Arup operations through rules, procedures and guidance.

It is reviewed and approved annually, or more frequently if appropriate.

The Ethics Director acts for Arup in developing a plan to enable us to reach the aims set out in this policy while fulfilling applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements.

Download our Ethics Conduct policy

Health, safety and wellbeing policy

We care about our people, and those influenced by our actions through our projects. We provide a safe and healthy working environment for our people; in our offices, on site and travelling on business. We promote the importance of health, safety and wellbeing, both within the workplace and through our work.

Aims
  • Care for the health and safety at work of all our people, and of others who may be affected by our activities.
  • Actively support the well-being of our people.
  • Make a positive contribution to health, safety and wellbeing of others through our projects.
We will
  • Promote and implement programmes for the wellbeing of our people and for the prevention of injury and ill health.
  • Provide adequate resources - investment, information, supervision, instruction and training – to contribute to a healthy and safe working environment for our people.
  • Promote positive leadership behaviours, working proactively and collaboratively.
  • Promote and integrate health and safety consistently into our design and business decisions, commensurate with applicable law and professional standards.
  • Continually improve our health, safety and wellbeing performance through our management system certificated to OHSAS 18001 or equivalent.
Governance

This policy is set by the Group Board and implemented across all Arup operations through rules, procedures and guidance.

It is reviewed and approved annually, or more frequently if appropriate.

The Health and Safety Director acts for Arup in developing a plan to enable us to reach the aims set out in this policy while fulfilling applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements.

Download our Health, Safety and Wellbeing policy

Quality policy

We care deeply about our work and seek to produce better outcomes for our clients, the public and our planet. Through our collaborative spirit, independent thinking and holistic approach we produce work of quality that improves the built environment and sets new expectations for our industry.

Aims
  • Provide advice and design solutions that are efficient, effective and innovative; that generate outcomes that exceed expectations, improve society and support sustainable development.
  • Provide a high level of service to our clients; one that they enjoy and will want to repeat.
  • Create elegant, coordinated, robust and accurate deliverables; containing the right information that is readily accessible.
We will
  • Recruit talented people from diverse backgrounds who share our aims; and provide the right conditions and opportunities for them to flourish.
  • Give our people the freedom to be creative and to learn. Build long-term trusted, empathetic relationships with our clients and collaborators.
  • Pursue a culture of enquiry, strengthen internal collaboration and share our knowledge.
  • Invest in advancing our design, digital and professional skills; and our strategic thinking.
  • Seek to work with clients, partners, agents, advisors and suppliers whose commitments and values are consistent with our own.
  • Continually improve quality through our management system certificated to ISO 9001.
Governance

This policy is set by the Group Board and implemented across all Arup operations through rules, procedures and guidance.

It is reviewed and approved annually, or more frequently if appropriate.

The Quality Director acts for Arup in developing a plan to enable us to reach the aims set out in this policy while fulfilling applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements.

Download our Quality policy

Privacy Policy

Objectives

The firm will protect the privacy of individuals when handling any personal information and ensure the firm is compliant, as far as possible, with relevant data protection and privacy laws by adhering to the following principles: 

  • Be transparent about its collection, use and disclosure of personal information. 
  • Collect and use personal information fairly and lawfully. 
  • Only collect personal information that it requires and only keep it for as long as is necessary. 
  • Keep personal information accurate and up to date. 
  • Respect the privacy rights of individuals granted by privacy laws. 
  • Keep personal information secure.


Outcome

In meeting these objectives the firm will:

  • Commit to keep abreast of all applicable data protection/privacy laws of the jurisdictions in which we operate. 
  • Take steps to provide appropriate training and support to ensure that all personnel are aware of our obligations under this Policy and follow our data protection procedures when handling the personal information of others. 
  • Implement relevant security procedures and issue guidance to staff explaining their data protection and security obligations.
  • Ensure that when sharing personal information with third parties we do so only where necessary and seek assurances that the third party has adequate security procedures in place to protect such information. 
  • Implement clear processes for individuals to raise concerns about how the firm processes their personal information and for resolving any such concerns. 
  • Ensure our privacy notices are clear, accessible and give sufficient information about how we use and share personal information and where personal information can be updated or corrected. 
  • Delete/destroy personal information no longer needed for its original business purpose in accordance with our retention and destruction policies and procedures, unless we have a legal obligation to retain personal information for a certain period. 
  • Only transfer personal information outside jurisdiction to other Group companies in accordance with relevant legal requirements.