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‘Belonging’ at Arcadis means feeling empowered to bring your whole, authentic self to work, with the confidence that you are supported and respected, and are in a safe space both mentally and physically. This includes our commitment to responsible, sustainable, and equitable work practices within the communities where we operate. We have put policies in place to help ensure that we respect human and labor rights. We have also made numerous public commitments and affiliated ourselves with leading global organizations that are promoting these issues around the world.
Our commitment to human rights
Driven by our passion for improving quality of life, we aim to prevent, identify, mitigate and remediate adverse human rights impacts caused by, contributed or linked to our business activities. Our human rights and labor policy is aligned with international standards such as the United Nation Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, and the International Labor Organizations’ (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its core conventions.
Learn more in our Global Human Rights and Labor Policy.
UN Guiding Principles
We have chosen to align our company’s operations with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our long-term human rights objective is to embed purposeful actions and behaviors within and around Arcadis that create a positive impact for people, communities, and our planet. We understand that respect for human rights is the key to unlocking a sustainable present and future, meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and tackling significant societal challenges like inequality and discrimination.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Arcadis is a proud member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global, CEO-led organization of around 200 leading businesses, accelerating the transition to a sustainable world. Our WBCSD membership gives us an opportunity to share knowledge and work to integrate global value chains. We are co-creating scalable business solutions that transform major economic systems and deliver significant contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer is a member of the WBCSD’s Executive Committee, which is responsible for supervising the organization’s strategy, allocating resources, as well as monitoring the effectiveness of operations, controls, and governance.
Watch this video in which Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer talks about our commitment to human rights