The Covid-19 pandemic continued through 2021, impacting our employees across our geographies. We took steps to ensure they received the help they needed to stay safe. 

India, for example, experienced a harsh second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2021, which put intense pressure on the country’s medical infrastructure. With more than 1,300 employees in India, Ramboll took action. 

We secured hospital space and facilitated equipment and medicines for those infected and isolated at home. We also covered the cost of coronavirus vaccines for employees in India and their immediate family. Employee sick leave was extended by five days, while advances to cover cost of treatment were granted in addition to our medical insurance. 

A major challenge during the second wave was the lack of oxygen concentrators to deliver oxygen therapy to patients with moderate symptoms. In response, Ramboll facilitated shipping of eight oxygen concentrators to India and procured an additional eight oxygen concentrators. 

The Ramboll Foundation donated DKK 500, 000 to procure and ship 92 oxygen concentrators to India. The donation was made to the Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce that cooperated with the Embassy of India in Denmark and Red Cross India to distribute the concentrators.