Good company results in 2016
The revenue realised by international engineering and consultancy firm Witteveen+Bos N.V. continues to show an upward trend, from nearly EUR 130 million in 2015 to EUR 137 million in 2016. The net result amounted to EUR 15.7 million, demonstrating the company’s financial health.
The Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board – which was appointed for the first time in 2016 – both look back on a successful anniversary year. Managing Director Karin Sluis is pleased with the company’s results: ‘Healthy financial results are an important precondition that enables us to contribute to the realisation of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, from clean drinking water to renewable energy and resilient infrastructure. We can achieve the greatest impact through our projects. In 2016 we therefore devoted extensive attention to the application of our sustainable design principles. We use this tool in all our projects to flesh out the possibilities for applying the ‘Building with Nature’ approach, as well as climate adaptation, circular design and stakeholder engagement. In addition, we promote diversity and talent development within the organisation and thus contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal of decent work and economic growth.’ Ongoing efforts to make the company’s business operations more sustainable resulted, among other things, in realisation of the CO₂ emissions reduction target for 2016. The firm is on track to achieve its overall target of 30 % emissions reduction by 2020 (compared to reference year 2007). Witteveen+Bos also retained full certification (in the form of the CO₂ Awareness Certificate) at Level 5 of the CO₂ Performance Ladder.