A full commitment to positive outcome led design in close collaboration with our clients and project partners is key. We are committed to constantly improve our quality related skills, knowledge and process management to maximize the benefit for our clients.
We choose our projects consciously and where we can have the biggest impact.
Change inspires us
We live in an era where people more than ever rely on the knowledge of engineers and designers. They provide us the answers and have the solutions to our global challenges, like climate change, explosive growth of our population in cities and the scarcity of natural resources. At Arup we take responsibility in shaping a better world and take designing for a sustainable world very seriously.
With our new insights on sustainable development, we stimulate designers and partners to enhance their knowledge and to position ourselves in the market to help influencing other parties. We therefor invest in research and seek collaboration with academics and commercial partners.
We also invest in the engineering branch by taking part in sustainable initiatives. Arup is a member of the sustainability committee TC1, initiated by Bouwen met Staal and we take part in the Green Deal - Duurzaam GWW 2.0. We also partner with the Ellen McArtur Foundation (world leader in circular economy) by sharing our knowledge, we are member of Circle economy, a social enterprise that promotes circularity and we have an intense collaboration with Madaster, a registry bureau for materials in the built environment. More recently we joined the co-creation initiative ‘Circular viaducts & Bridges’ setup by the Dutch Highways Agency and the Bouwcampus.
Towards Sustainable Development
Making sure that we have a sustainable future, it becomes more and more important to balance economic growth with the planetary boundaries without limiting the social needs of our society. At Arup we feel the responsibility to contribute in this transition. This also resonates in our mission statement 'Shaping a better world.'
It is only 5 years ago that we implemented a new sustainable development plan, based on the, CO2prestatieladder, a specific measuring tool used in the Netherlands and provided by the SKAO organisation. This resulted in the highest level certificate (level 5), being CO2 conscience.