Health and livelihoods were at the forefront in 2020 as a consequence of Covid-19 and the intensifying impact of climate change. At the same time, there was a pressing need for continuity in businesses and services in the face of huge disruption.


This detailed report on our Responsible and Sustainable Business activities (RSB) during 2020 forms part of our commitment to transparency and accountability across our activities and operations.


This update aims to give a representative picture of our Responsible & Sustainable Business (RSB) activities and performance in 2020. The RSB update is complementary to our Annual Report 2020.

Reporting process

This Responsible and Sustainable Business Update has been created in collaboration with colleagues in our three largest countries, the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

GRI Table

The information in the Annual Report and this RSB Update is also presented in the GRI Table (self assessment).

RSB governance and certification

Responsible and Sustainable Business (RSB), formerly Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is integrated in our company and way of working via several integrated management processes and systems, which are verified and certified by internationally

Gold medal awarded from EcoVadis

Universal sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis assessed our Corporate Social Responsibility practices in 2020 and awarded Royal HaskoningDHV Group the Gold medal for the fifth consecutive year.

CSR performance on MVO Register

MVO Register (formerly FIRA) is an assurance provider with a sustainability platform which verifies CSR performances of companies and organisations. Our branch in the Netherlands, HaskoningDHV Nederland B.V.

Outlook and actions for 2021 and beyond

It is our collective intention to continuously develop and improve how we embed our mission Enhancing Society Together in our strategy, ambitions and actions. Our approach is based on Plan-Do-Check-Act.


The Covid-19 crisis has shown once again that the world in which we operate changes constantly and unpredictably.

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