Becoming The Partner for Sustainable Change
Letter from the Chair and the CEO
In 2021, Ramboll steered successfully through the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our company has emerged stronger and with a renewed purpose for delivering sustainable impact to clients and society.
Our financial result in 2021 has been the best in Ramboll’s history, with the highest operating margin registered in the past ten years. Once again, our 16,500 employees have gone above and beyond the ordinary to deliver on projects and support our clients.
Main outcomes of 2021
Successful delivery of Winning Together
We achieved a number of successes in the strategy Winning Together (2016-2021), including a stronger position and capabilities within sustainability, digitalisation, and innovation, while delivering steady growth.
Resilient people delivering high growth
In spite of a year marked once again by the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ramboll delivered its highest ever revenue and operating profit in 2021, while the operating margin was highest since 2010. Our people and leaders rose admirably to the challenges of meeting client and company needs in a time of crisis - and delivered beyond expectations.
Accelerating the green energy transition
With market-leading expertise in the energy sector, we created in 2021 a dedicated division to speed up the transition to renewable energy, including offshore wind, green hydrogen, and Power-to-X.
Ambitious climate targets
We set rigorous carbon reduction targets for our company to strengthen action on climate. In 2021, the Science Based Targets initiative approved our targets as being in line with the 1.5°C pathway.
Strong synergies that benefit our clients
2021 was the first full year of the Henning Larsen brand operating as part of Ramboll, combining design-led and engineering disciplines into the new business unit for Architecture & Landscape.
Winning Together, our strategy in 2016-2021, has ended. We begin our new strategy, The Partner for Sustainable Change, in 2022-2025.
The Winning Together strategy proved successful, strengthening Ramboll’s position and capabilities within sustainability, digitalisation, and innovation, while delivering growth, a deeper and broader geographical footprint, and concluding with the strongest financial performance since 2010.
Ramboll has launched a new strategy for 2022-2025, titled The Partner for Sustainable Change. The strategy expresses our company purpose to create sustainable societies where people and nature flourish; it captures the value we generate for clients, end users and society; and it states how we do business.