From meaningfully reducing emissions from our own operations, to increasing investment into solutions that drive climate resilient outcomes for our clients, through to helping our employees lead sustainable lifestyles. 
Our Mission is to create sustainable societies where people and nature flourish. As a purpose-led organisation, sustainability is ingrained in our 75-year heritage and we have stayed true to our founding principles to make positive sustainable contributions. 


Decarbonising Ramboll’s operation

Ramboll Group has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets* initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Ramboll Group has also signed 'Business Ambition for 1.5˚C, a global campaign led by the SBTi in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, joining a number of leading companies worldwide that are committed to keeping global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. 

By signing Business Ambition for 1.5°C, Ramboll Group also joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 'Race to Zero' global campaign, which encourages more companies, governments and financial and educational institutions to come together and act for a healthier planet with zero carbon emissions.

Our target, aligned with 1.5°C

From a 2019 baseline, Ramboll in the UK will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its operations (scopes 1 and 2) and business travel (scope 3) 46.2% by 2030, consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. 

Ramboll is also setting a long-term target to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, backed up by interim SBTs across the entire value chain based on the SBTi new Corporate Standard for Science-Based Net Zero released on October 28, 2021.

Ramboll Group also commits that 80% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services will have science-based targets by 2025.

In addition to its science-based targets, Ramboll is committing to source 100% renewable electricity by 2025, supporting its operational GHG reduction efforts.

Full details on how we will achieve our targets are included in our UK Carbon reduction plan.

Climate considerations embedded into all design and advisory

  • We have been upskilling everyone in our organisation, training on the climate emergency and how they can make a positive climate impact on projects. 
  • We also have a rolling programme of climate conversations and discipline workshops to ensure our teams stay at the forefront of climate action excellence
  • We have ensured climate considerations are methodically embedded into our processes, ways of working and solutions
  • We have increased investment into innovation that champions climate resilient outcomes 

Our work has included assessing the severity of projected climate impacts on Europe for the European Environment Agency, to creating the global business case for a circular built environment for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Visit our Climate Action section for more. 


Supporting employees to make low carbon lifestyle choices

  • We have joined ‘Count us In’ to give employees a wealth of useful guidance and logs our collective impact as part of the Ramboll community
  • We are helping employees make informed decisions on their own carbon impact
  • We have created a team of climate champions who run monthly campaigns focussing on different ways we can reduce our carbon impact

Ramboll is privileged to have a team that is dedicated to making a genuine difference. Some of the campaigns we have delivered to support our employees in this endeavour include: Food waste, Travel & Holidays and changes in the Home. Since May 2021, we’ve taken 500 steps and saved over 40,000 tonnes of potential carbon.


Philippa Spence

Managing Director, UK

T: +44 20 7631 5291

"When the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, it was an historic moment for our country. The deadline brought into sharp focus the need to act and the enormous and complex journey to get there. I am so proud of how Ramboll is supporting its clients, employees and responding to our own responsibilities as an organisation. Our 75-year legacy of being a sustainable society consultant has even greater relevance today, and underpins our mission to create sustainable societies where people and nature flourish.

I am pleased to share with you Ramboll’s climate commitments in the UK. Our commitments go beyond pledges and represent real actions that are benefitting our clients, our employees, and our planet. I am hugely passionate about ensuring we do all we can to play our part in limiting global warming to 1.5°C and preventing the worst effects of climate change. Our commitments are part of our daily lives and I feel very proud of our team’s dedication to making a real difference.  

Our industry has a huge role to play in the transition to a net zero future, together we can all be part of the solution."

Philippa Spence, UK Managing Director.

Ramboll, your Climate Action partner 

Our 75 year legacy of being a sustainable society consultant, together with our world leading insights, expertise and integrated team of scientists, economists, engineers and digital experts, is the reason clients choose Ramboll to support their climate action.

As a trusted partner and collaborator, we are supporting many of our clients on the complex journey to decarbonise operations and deliver sustainable project outcomes. We are committed to helping clients remain profitable and successful in a climate impacted future, and to doing all we can as a business to be part of the climate solution. 

*Science-Based Targets is the only universally accepted Corporate Target Setting & Validation Framework

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