Royal HaskoningDHV (Koninklijke HaskoningDHV Groep B.V) is an independent and employee-owned company with no external investors and has two shareholders:
Stichting HaskoningDHV (“the Foundation”), and:
Stichting Administratiekantoor HaskoningDHV (“the Trust Office”).
Our ownership structure allows us to operate independently and focus on those matters that we consider relevant. The Foundation holds and manages all so called A-shares (being at least 75.5% of the entire issued share capital) and has as aim the long-term continuity and sustainable value creation of the company all in accordance with the relevant corporate governance regulations.
The Trust Office holds and manages all so called B-shares (representing at most 24.5% of the entire issued share capital) that allows for the issue of ‘depositary receipts’ to all employees in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa, Poland, Australia and Canada that are interested to buy depositary receipts. Through these depositary receipts employees feel more engaged, become more involved and receive a dividend when the company is profitable, next to the appreciation of yield in share value. At the end of 2022, 1984 employees held 437,727 depositary receipts (2021: 2015 employees held 385,496 depositary receipts).