Your partner in reaching net zero

We lead by example. We have signed up to the Pledge to net zero - which aligns to COP26 goals - and our corporate vision to Enhance Society Together. In every project we seek to deliver net gains in safety, wellbeing, resources and environmental benefit. Our track record in the consent and delivery of over 50% of the UK’s offshore wind capacity gives us unrivalled contacts and insights in the renewables sector, and our work with local government in many locations positions us well in terms of policy knowledge and public sector contacts. With over 140 years’ experience with  flood defence, maritime resilience, transport innovation and sustainable infrastructure, we were delivering climate resilience solutions long before the phrase was coined. Today, we combine this experience with the latest digital skills, tools, techniques and consultancy methods to help bridge the gap between physical and digital worlds – and ensure we’re a dedicated digital transformation partner you can depend on.

These are huge global challenges, where every step counts a little, but a little on its own is not enough

Matthew Hunt

Leading Professional Sustainability

Matthew Hunt | Royal HaskoningDHV

The journey to resilient net zero

Our expertise to tackle climate change

The COP26 goals are closely aligned to the areas where we specialise. The stated goals for the conference are to secure global net zero by mid-century; to protect communities and habitats; to mobilise finance and to work together. 

Energy transition

We combine technical expertise with management consultancy to support our clients in the transition towards a low carbon economy. We work on a large variety of projects, from large and technically challenging offshore wind projects to smaller scale hydrogen production and tidal energy generation - giving us a unique appreciation of the priorities and needs of different scale projects.

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Resilient infrastructure

Climate resilience is much more than defending against unpredictable weather. A holistic approach is crucial to assess both the immediate risks of a climate emergency and the secondary threats such as loss of power, transport infrastructure issues and technology breakdown.
Our tools and experience enable us to build a detailed and accurate map of the potential risks and mitigations to infrastructure at every level, tailored to individual organisations through to national and international ecosystems.

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Sustainable industry

Managing the ever-increasing pressure of legislation and customer and investor expectations is a growing challenge for organisations all over the globe. The risks span many areas from climate risk to health and safety, human rights to environmental compliance. We mitigate threats and seize opportunities across all areas to drive improvement, efficiency and sustainability.

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Green ports

As market leaders in port operations and environmental assessment, with more than a century’s expertise in the maritime environment, we are well equipped to help port clients meet the challenges presented by climate change. Having delivered a wide range of port infrastructure and planning projects across the globe, we understand the challenges of operating efficiently, delivering growth and improving sustainability in a sensitive marine environment.

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Healthy, safe cities

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, creating pressure on resources, transport, water, space, environmental quality, education and healthcare. A multi-disciplinary approach is required to work with the community and understand their needs and preferences in transforming fast-growing urban areas into sustainable, low-carbon, healthy places to live. 

Read our blog: Creating positive change with clean Air Zones 

Read our blog: Helping UK cities bid for Transforming Cities Fund

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Clean mobility

The shift to zero carbon transportation is essential if we are to achieve the COP26 vision. But there are many challenges to overcome. We have the expertise and contacts in sustainable transport planning, active travel, smart mobility, development planning and engineering to shape realistic strategies to create the sustainable transport networks of tomorrow.

Climate risk management

We help organisations at every stage of their climate risk management process; beginning with an evidence-based understanding of where, when and why they are exposed to catastrophic risk and progressing through risk reporting & regulatory declarations, preparing for disaster response, informing insurance decisions and ultimately real world risk engineering to keep your people and assets safe from severe weather events.

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Developing bespoke, actionable strategy relies on a blend of expertise across policy, technology and implementation

Jonathan Bull

Business Unit Director for Industry & Buildings, Europe Region