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Our values

We are broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, unified by shared values.

Our founder, Ove Arup, made his Key Speech in 1970, setting out our philosophy and aspirations for the future.

“We shape our world” was the message to his partners, and it remains our mantra to this day. His Key Speech still underlines everything we do.

Because we’re independent, we don’t have to answer to external stakeholders. Instead, we’re owned in trust for the benefit of our employees. Learn more about our structure and values.