Our stakeholder engagement efforts are transparent and inclusive. These principles underpin our non-financial reporting, which is in line with the EU Directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information.

The UN Global Compact

As part of our commitment to the UN Global Compact, each year Arcadis releases a Communication on Progress, which outlines our efforts to operate responsibly and in accordance with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. Our annual UN Global Compact Communications on Progress are available below.

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2020

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2019

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2018

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2017

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2016

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2015

Arcadis Communication on Progress 2014

The GRI Standards

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the developer of the world’s most widely-used standards for corporate sustainability reporting. We use the GRI Standards for our sustainability disclosures, to enhance transparency with all our stakeholders. These disclosures are part of our annual integrated report . You can review our GRI Content Indices below.

GRI Content Index 2020

GRI Content Index 2019

GRI Content Index 2018

GRI Content Index 2017

GRI Content Index 2016

GRI Content Index 2015


Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP is an international organization that collects data and produces guidance, for investors, companies, and cities, on climate change, water and forestry. CDP’s mission is to see thriving economies that works for people and the planet in the long term. Arcadis discloses its performance on Climate Change to CDP.

CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2021

CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2020

CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2019

CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2018


Sustainalytics provides environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, which are designed to help investors identify and understand companies' financially material ESG risks at both the security and portfolio levels.

Arcadis has lowest ESG risk out of 264 companies ranked.


EcoVadis, founded in 2007, is one of the world’s largest providers of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies. The methodology is built on international sustainability standards and the Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes: environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Arcadis NV receives gold medal from Ecovadis (top 4% of companies worldwide)

Arcadis Germany receives gold medal from EcoVadis

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is a set of international standards for environmental management systems. This helps us to identify, manage, monitor and control environmental issues in a holistic manner, minimizing our negative impacts and continually improving our environmental performance. As of the end of 2020, approximately 60% of Arcadis operating companies are ISO 14001 certified. To view our ISO 14001 certificates, click on the links below.










Middle East

Netherlands ANL

Netherlands ENG

Spain Barcelona-Annex

Spain Madrid-Main


ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a set of international standards dealing with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the seven quality management principles that underlie the family of standards. As of the end of 2020, more than 90% of all Arcadis operating companies are ISO 9001 certified. To view our ISO 9001 certificates, click on the links below.











Middle East



Spain Barcelona-Annex

Spain Madrid-Main

United Kingdom

United States

Health and Safety

We have a global commitment to health & safety, embodied in management system designed to standardize health & safety practices across the company, while allowing for the nuances of local culture, client expectations and regulation. Due to these nuances we certify our health and safety management systems at the local level. As of the end of 2020, approximately 60% of Arcadis operating companies are ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001 certified. To view our health and safety certificates, click on the links below.

Asia ISO 45001

Australia ISO 45001

Australia AS-NZS 4801

Australia OHSAS 18001

Brazil OHSAS 18001

Chile ISO 45001

Czech ISO 45001

France ISO 45001

Germany SCC Certificate

Italy ISO 45001

Middle East ISO 45001

Netherlands ISO 45001 ANL

Netherlands ISO 45001 ENG

Netherlands Safety Culture Ladder-stap 4 (veiligheidsladder) NL

Netherlands Safety Culture Ladder-step 4 ENG


UK ISO 45001

Other Certificates


Germany ISO 50001 Energy Management

Netherlands CO2-bewust ANL
Netherlands CO2 Performance Ladder ENG

Netherlands ISO 27001 Information Security ANL

Netherlands ISO 27001 Information Security ENG

Netherlands ISO 50001 Energy Management ANL

Netherlands ISO 50001 Energy Management ENG

Netherlands VCA ANL

Netherlands VCA ENG

Spain UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020, Enac SP

Spain UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020 Alcance, Enac SP

Arcadis Annual Integrated Report 2020

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