Ramboll at a glance
Our mission is to 'Create sustainable societies where people and nature flourish'.
Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering, and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945.
Operating across 35 countries, Ramboll combines deep local insight and experience with a global knowledge base to create sustainable societies and drive positive change for our clients.
Our 16,500 experts deliver solutions across Buildings, Transport, Energy, Environment & Health, Water, Management Consulting and Architecture & Landscape.
The Ramboll Foundation is the majority shareholder in the Ramboll Group A/S and owns 97.7% of the company’s shares. The remainder are owned by Ramboll employees.
The Ramboll Foundation is an independent Danish enterprise foundation and was established in 1972 to safeguard the longterm financial viability and development of Ramboll for the benefit of employees.
A responsible company
Ramboll is committed to acting responsibly towards clients, employees, society, and company, as set out in the company legacy. We seek to promote and provide services and solutions that contribute to sustainable development, while avoiding projects with an aggressive, destructive, or suppressive purpose towards nature or people. Our vision, mission, values and commitments permeate our efforts on sustainable development and guide how we act.
We are a member of the UN Global Compact and our business contributes significantly to progress the Sustainable Development Goals. Our climate targets are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Our value creation
We are architects, engineers and consultants. We provide stand-alone and multi-disciplinary services and solutions to clients throughout the built and natural environment.
Our value creation begins with our clients’ and society’s need for sustainable change, and results in financial as well as non-financial outcomes for our main stakeholders – Clients, People, Society, and Company – as described in Progress on our commitments (p 22-23).
Our clients’ needs are shaped, among others, by an ambition to contribute to a sustainable future and mitigate the negative consequences of a number of crises and challenges related to sustainability.
We work across our clients’ value chains leveraging our expertise, innovation and creativity to address the risks and opportunities that follow from sustainable change. By bringing together our technical expertise, domain knowledge, and digital capabilities, we support our clients in driving improvements and developing new business models that are inherently sustainable.
We partner with clients who are ambitious in terms of achieving sustainable impact in their operations and business activities.
The need for sustainable change
Sustainability challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, social exclusion, and loss of biodiversity, drive the need for change across society, influencing demands and expectations of clients and stakeholders.
Clients in the public and private sector are prompted to find solutions to mitigate risks or seize opportunities that derive from new regulation or changes in stakeholder expectations and demands.
This can both be defensive measures to reduce the negative impact of operations, or actions to seize new business opportunities and ways of operating.
How we respond
Our desired role is to be the trusted partner for our clients, creating value by guiding them successfully through sustainable change, while understanding specific challenges and opportunities.
Together with our clients we focus our efforts where the potential to accelerate sustainable development is highest: Decarbonise for net zero, Resilient societies and liveability and liveable places, Resource management and circularity, and Biodiversity and ecosystems.
Our knowledge, technical expertise and power to innovate is our most important contribution. Therefore, people, our employees and their ability to deliver excellence, is at the core of our company.
Our expertise and services are inputs to project realisation. We work across our clients’ value chains and embed sustainability into all our projects.
In early-stage engagement, we deliver strategic advisory, master planning, architecture and conceptual design services that guide the overall sustainable direction and scope of the project.
In our schematic and detailed design services that cover the translation of clients’ needs into physical assets, we work in an integrated way with sustainability, circularity, innovation and digital technologies to create optimal solutions that deliver on expectations, while contributing to sustainable development.
By using modern digital platforms we challenge existing standards to deliver more sustainable designs.
In the later stages of our clients’ value chains – Production and construction, Operation and maintenance, and Decommissioning, disposal and recycling – we help our clients to optimise utilisation of their assets, extend life time, ensure up-time or minimise resource usage in operations.
We deliver sustainable impact for our key stakeholders: Clients, People, Society and Company.
For Clients we deliver value in around 40,000 projects annually. Our sustainable solutions are delivered in strategies, designs, plans and project realisations that minimise risks, capture opportunities, improve efficiency, and drive innovation forward.
For People we deliver a highly engaging, modern and inclusive workplace with attractive opportunities to develop competencies – a workplace where a strong sense of purpose and belonging is nurtured and strengthened through good leadership, inspiring projects and a collaborative culture.
For Society we deliver liveability, economic prosperity and social cohesion through a resilient built and natural environment. This is brought to life through future proof infrastructure, built and natural assets, planning and policy making.
For Company we secure long-term continuity and profitable growth, while demonstrating strong corporate citizenship and staying true to Ramboll’s legacy. This gives us the size and strength to grow our positive, sustainable impact on our three other stakeholder groups.
Letter from the Chairman and the CEO
Ramboll successfully steered through the aftershocks of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our company has emerged stronger and with a renewed purpose for delivering sustainable impact to clients and society.
Winning Together, our strategy in 2016-2021, has ended. We begin our new strategy, The Partner for Sustainable Change, in 2022-2025.