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Values

Arup’s shared values, like our firm’s name, are derived from the beliefs and convictions of our founder, the engineer and philosopher Sir Ove Arup.

Arup’s creative spark and intellectual independence has been there from the very beginning. Today, our staff members continue to be driven by our founder’s restlessness with the tried and tested. This attitude is behind our relentless pursuit of technical excellence and willingness to invest in research and innovation.

Our ownership structure – the firm is held in trust on behalf of its employees – ensures that Arup retains its independent spirit and remains a learning organisation. By delighting our clients, being true to our principles and putting our skills to work for a positive social impact, Arup continues to shape a better world.



Publications

The Key Speech

Find our more about our values
Download Ove Arup's key speech