Building a bridge in Rwanda

Footbridge in Rwanda

In Ramboll we take great pride in our dedicated volunteers, who go the extra mile in efforts to improve the conditions for people and nature around the globe – often by bringing their technical skills to play. In close cooperation with solid NGOs, or through local volunteering programmes, and often with the support of the Ramboll Foundation, our volunteers give thousands of hours every year to a wide range of projects, from building bridges in Africa to improving sanitation and water supply in remote schools of the Himalayas. Ramboll supports NGOs such as Engineers Without Borders and Bridges to Prosperity in strategic partnerships.

In Denmark, the Humanitarian Society, whose primary purpose is to support children in need, has been supporting orphanages in India and Africa since 1992. Other employees choose to spend some of their spare time working with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) on specific projects such as sanitation or building climate resilience. The collaboration with EWB is now also picking up in Norway and Sweden. We encourage as many employees as possible to participate in volunteer work as we firmly believe that it is beneficial for us, both as individuals and as a company.

In India, part of Ramboll’s net profit goes to local humanitarian activities. Employees actively participate in identifying worthy CSR activities and work closely with NGOs to activate the initiatives. In 2020, the CSR activities in India centred around supporting underprivileged communities across India severely impacted by the pandemic. Some of the CSR activities included food and sanitation kits and financial support for small family-owned businesses that have suffered a loss of livelihood.

In addition, and to mark Ramboll’s 75-year anniversary, the local India CSR committee provided broadband connections and e-education kits to children in the rural districts of Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Telangana – benefitting about 1,500 children.

The tax amounts shown include tax booked to both income statement and equity. Please refer to Note 8 for details. The effective tax rate exceeds the statutory country specific tax rates. The main explanatory components are non-deductible goodwill amortization and non-deductible M&A costs.

The tax amounts shown include tax booked to both income statement and equity. Please refer to Note 8 for details. The effective tax rate exceeds the statutory country specific tax rates. The main explanatory components are non-deductible goodwill amortization and non-deductible M&A costs.

Local Tax Obligations

Ramboll sees taxes as a positive consequence of the company’s business activities. Ramboll pays corporate income taxes and other business taxes in the countries in which we have profitable business activities. Ramboll also collects and remits employee income taxes, social security taxes, VAT, sales tax and other indirect taxes. Together, these taxes represent significant contributions to the countries and societies in which Ramboll operates.

Ramboll is committed to acting with integrity and transparency and to complying with all taxation laws and regulations.

Corporate income tax charges (DKK million)

Ramboll’s 2020 financial statements show a corporate income tax charge of DKK 99.6 million out of DKK 246 million of earnings before tax. This tax charge is allocated between the main regions in the table to the right.