We aim to become employer of choice; developing, retaining, and attracting diverse talents needed to deliver on our purpose of enhancing society together. We want to grow our turnover annually and make a healthy profit to invest in our company.
We made good progress in revenue growth in 2022. However, profitability lagged. Cost management and pricing will be important areas for 2023.
In 2022, we continued to attract talented people in a tight labour market. Our purpose plays an important role in appealing to those who are committed to making a difference through their work. Retention also improved compared to the previous year. Our employee engagement at 82% is above benchmark. Recruitment campaigns in which colleagues explained why they liked working at Royal HaskoningDHV proved positive for new joiners and within our organisation too.
The relevance of our mission remains very important in addressing the huge challenges faced by societies. We continue to be positive and optimistic, exploring different perspectives, and challenging ourselves and our clients to make more positive impact for people and the planet.
In that respect, we are looking forward to the opening of our Paris-proof office in a listed building in Delft in 2024. As a community in the heart of the city and university campus, it will embody many of the themes that we value as a company.