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Who we are

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

Core values 

As a global company, we rely on our core values to guide us in everything we do. These core values we believe will be key to our future success: 

  • Integrity: We perform business in an honest and responsible way, working to the highest professional standards.
  • Client focus: We are entrepreneurial and agile, passionate about creating value for our clients and achieving high performance.
  • Collaboration: We believe in diversity, the power of global teamwork and that by working as one we can deliver exceptional outcomes.
  • Sustainability: We own the responsibility to sustain our world and society in a balanced way with health, safety and the well-being of our people and stakeholders central to all we do.

Global presence 
Our diversified portfolio is based on a truly global presence. The Arcadis network is unique, based on leading positions in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and, since 2014, Australia Pacific. With the acquisitions of Hyder Consulting, Callison, inProjects and Franz Environmental in 2014, Arcadis has substantially expanded and strengthened its global footprint. With our strong local presence we are able to maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients and develop a deep-seated understanding of local market conditions. Our global business lines allow us to leverage our vast expertise, share knowledge and provide the best value-added solutions and technology to better serve our globally operating multinational, as well as our local and regional clients. 

One firm philosophy 
We operate across our network as a single firm. We foster a culture of team spirit, internal collaboration and knowledge-sharing that enables us to create synergies and leverage our best practices and client relationships. 

Active across the entire value chain 
Arcadis delivers exceptional and sustainable outcomes across the entire value chain through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. We differentiate ourselves in key market sectors through our market sector insights, by deepening our market sector capabilities and by developing client relationships that span the entire lifecycle of their assets. We aim to understand the changing needs of our clients and their market sectors to identify new ways to help create value. We are able to design and deliver complex solutions by combining our unique technical, consulting and management skills to provide exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our clients across all phases of asset investments; from planning, through to creation, operation and possible redefinition. 

Arcadis is in the global top ten 
We are the leading global natural and built asset design & consultancy firm. We are the largest company in our field in Europe, have a strong position in Latin America and are the leading building- related consultant in Asia. In the United States, we are a top-ten player. In design, we are the global leader in retail and a sizable player in mixed-use developments. We are the largest international architecture/design firm in China. In the global environmental market, we are in the top three, and we are the largest environmental services provider to the private sector globally. 

Top-ten international design firms in the world* 

1 Worley Parsons Engineering Australia
2 Jacobs USA
3 Fluor USA
4 AECOM Technology Corp. USA
5 Fugro Netherlands
6 Arcadis Netherlands
8 Dar Al-Handasah Consultants Egypt
9 Bechtel USA
10 SNC Lavalin Group Canada
* Source: Engineering News Record, THE TOP 225 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FIRMS, June 2014