How does a global company of almost 30,000 people operate without contributing to climate change? The truth is, no company has an answer to this question yet, but Arcadis is among the ones working towards a future where this can be possible. A year ago, during our Sustainability Day Broadcast, Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer and CSO Alexis Haass unveiled Arcadis’ sustainability ambition and commitments, including our commitment to achieve net zero across our global operations by 2035. A year later, we are taking stock of the progress made so far and the work left to be done.
We joined the Race to Zero, a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. We also joined the Science Based Targets Network and had a Near Term Target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. We have continued to transparently report on our carbon footprint in our Integrated Annual Report, and across our global business we offset 100% of material scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions – which means the emissions we produce directly, indirectly and across our entire value chain - through high quality offsets as an interim step on our path to net zero. As of 2021, we are sourcing 90% of electricity purchased globally from renewable sources.