Ramboll strategy 2022-2025
The Partner for Sustainable Change
Let's address the gap
The science is clear: annual greenhouse gas emissions must be halved in the next eight years to keep global warming below 1.5°C. With our new strategy, Ramboll is committing all our global expertise and efforts towards that goal. And we will partner to solve the world’s toughest challenges – decarbonisation, resilience, resource management and circularity, and biodiversity.
The title of our strategy is The Partner for Sustainable Change. This reflects our promise to clients and stakeholders, as we help them navigate their transition towards a more sustainable future. But partnering also reflects our commitments to society, Ramboll’s own transformation, and our people. It also means practicing what we preach, reflected in our own ambitious science-based targets to keep warming below 1.5°C, our aim to achieve net zero in our operations by 2030 and in our commitment to exit oil and gas exploration.
This is a bold strategic direction, and there will undoubtedly be challenges. But it is not in our company DNA to watch the world pass by from the sidelines. Only by applying the world’s brightest minds can we solve the toughest challenges, and with decades of global expertise in sustainability across sectors and markets, we can make a lasting, positive impact. That is the high bar we set for ourselves, and I hope you will join us in this ambition – whether you are a client, stakeholder, supplier, Ramboll employee or citizen.
With our new strategy, everything we do will be aligned to four unifying themes - the biggest and toughest global challenges we face today:
Decarbonise for net zero
Global climate action is the most pressing issue of our time.
A rapid shift to renewable energy, improved energy efficiency, advancing low-carbon technologies and energy systems, and decarbonising key sectors such as transportation and the built environment is the only response.
With an unmatched position in renewables as well as cutting-edge sector and consulting expertise, Ramboll aims to become the global leader in the professional services industry in the green energy transition.
Resilient societies and liveability
We will deliver on the global need for societal development that promotes sustainable living in harmony with nature, such as building resilient infrastructure and low-carbon mobility systems. With leading competencies in architecture and climate adaptation, we differentiate in the market with our urban offering.
Resource management and circularity
This unifying theme addresses the need to decouple economic growth from the unsustainable use of natural resources by rethinking production and consumption models in business and society. Working across the value chain in resource-intensive industries, we embed circular practices, protect natural resources, and minimise and re-use waste.
Biodiversity and ecosystems
We work to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, leave nature in a better state than before, and apply nature-based solutions. Impacting the full value chain, Ramboll's Nature Positive solutions will help clients manage risk, deliver on science-based targets, improve biodiversity and restore ecosystems.
On all projects, Ramboll will offer clients alternatives on how to improve the sustainability of their projects.
Ramboll exits oil and gas exploration before end of 2025, redeploying this expertise into renewables.
We ensure 80% of our suppliers of purchased goods and services will have science-based targets by 2025.
Explore our solutions
A world leader in low-carbon construction
The global construction sector accounts for 40% of global energy-related emissions, and innovative approaches – from using low-carbon materials like timber and using circular approaches – are urgently needed.
Spearheading the next generation in renewable energy
With more than 60 Power-to-X projects and studies in our portfolio, and as a global leader in offshore wind, we are at the centre of the green energy transition. Read more to explore how we contribute to the world's first energy island.
Restoring biodiversity in Colorado's coal country
Colorado’s abundant mineral wealth helped drive regional economic development during the late 1800s but has left a legacy of ecological degradation and low water quality.
Five novel approaches from Scotland to decarbonising energy
Unlikely sources of carbon-free heat are helping Scotland demonstrate what a green energy transition could look like for buildings and urban spaces - setting an example for the world to follow.
Beyond day zero
South Africa’s water supply depends largely on surface water, raising the risk of low water supplies after periods of drought. Ramboll aims to show how Danish approaches to managing ground water can help ensure a more sustainable water supply.
Ramboll's Science-Based Targets
The global Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Ramboll’s targets to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement by 2030. By setting science-based targets, Ramboll commits to an aggressive carbon reduction goal, reinforcing our accountability on climate action and demonstrating climate leadership in the professional services industry.