Witteveen+Bos aims to be a top-class consultancy and engineering firm. For us, top class means being good at your job, collaborating sustainably with other top performers, and working in a culture of entrepreneurship and trust. These elements form our DNA and are the strengths with which we distinguish ourselves from others in the market, and with which we want to continue independently operating our business in the future.
Mission statement and vision
Our mission statement reads: ‘Witteveen+Bos provides advice and designs in the fields of water, infrastructure, the environment and construction. We use our first-rate expertise to solve complex issues and are a committed partner for our clients. We value our independence as well as a company culture that allows every employee to reach their maximum potential, utilise their talents to the fullest, and provide the most possible value to clients.’
At its core, our work is about knowledge: bringing the right knowledge together to solve challenging problems in water, infrastructure, the environment and construction. A strong knowledge base begins with a genuine love of the profession. Our employees are passionate professionals who immerse themselves in their industries and fields, from geotechnics to mechanical engineering, water management to environmental law, and from circularity and the energy transition to data-driven, digital solutions. By sharing, developing and globally deploying knowledge, we are consistently creating better solutions.
The issues we work on are becoming increasingly bigger and more complex. In order to achieve sustainable solutions, colleagues from different backgrounds work together all over the world. We always look to form the best team, which is why we also regularly work together with external parties, both on a project basis and in structural partnerships.
Witteveen+Bos’s culture is characterised by room for entrepreneurship and trust. We interact with one another in an informal way and employees indicate that they feel part of the organisation. Together we are Witteveen+Bos, united worldwide. It is essential that everyone is able and allowed to do what he or she is good at, and that we provide an environment which encourages creativity and innovation. It is our belief that professionals themselves best know how to do their jobs. They possess the intrinsic motivation to develop themselves and contribute to a better society through their work. As part of our growth strategy, we consider it important to safeguard our identity and culture.
Both public and private parties engage us for the challenges they face. In the public sector, we work for the national government, provinces, municipalities and water authorities. We advise contractors, engineering and architectural firms, energy and drinking water companies, railway and port authorities, and industry. The issues we work on affect the entire chain, from policy and design to contracting and works supervision, for which we are increasingly offering digital solutions. We strive for sustainable relationships with our clients, putting us in a position to understand their needs and expectations and be able to deliver maximum added value.
Our company code and associated policies set out the principles and ways of conducting business at Witteveen+Bos. The code is based on both our values and beliefs and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Witteveen+Bos is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We endorse the UNGC’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.
Since 2018 Witteveen+Bos has had an Ethics and Compliance Officer responsible for implementing the corporate compliance programme.