Sustainability objectives differ for each client depending on how they impact society and the environment. Whether private or public sector, the challenge is to identify and integrate more holistically sustainable approaches to achieving business goals and economic health.

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Bram Miller

Technical Director, Strategic Sustainability Consulting
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Sustainable Development Goals

Ramboll provides a global platform to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We help corporations and investors evaluate ways to align their core business strategies, processes, policies and metrics with the SDGs. Our support to international financial institutions includes world class design, regulatory and policy reform, and environmental and social assessments. The provision of institutional capacity building to national and local governments, as well as public utilities, is a key factor in our contribution to the sustainable development of developing and least-developed nations. Our SDG-related services include:  

Navigating the SDGs | SDG Reporting | Sustainability Training.


Ramboll’s seasoned sustainability, climate change, engineering and risk assessment specialists offer expert climate risk assessment, climate adaptation, climate risk due diligence and flood risk management services to help both the public and private sectors at national, regional and local levels. We help our clients quantify the financial implications of climate change and identify options to prepare for and mitigate its consequences. Our services in this area include: 

GHG Accounting and MRV | Energy Management | Adaptation, Resilience and Mitigation | Low Carbon Infrastructure | Compliance and Performance 

Operational sustainability services


Ramboll provides support to help formulate clients’ strategic sustainability business requirements, as well as handling the management of the more detailed aspects of reporting sustainability performance. Working in the industrial and commercial sectors for UK and global businesses, our understanding of global mandatory compliance requirements positions Ramboll as a trusted advisor to protect clients and support their sustainability ambitions. Our hands-on experience is valued by many as a single point of contact for many aspects of operational sustainability. 

Services in this area include:

Strategy and Policy | Corporate Sustainability Advice | Science-based Targets | CDP and GRESB Support | BREEAM In-Use Assessments | WELL and Fitwel Certification | Evaluation of Indoor Environments | Utility Procurement | Sustainability Data Management | Energy, Water and Waste Auditing | ISO 50001 Compliance | GHG Verification |EU EED Article 8 Compliance | ESOS Compliance | Energy Compliance Certification | MEES Strategic Technical Advice | Advanced Dynamic Simulation Modelling

To see more about the projects we support and what is happening in the world of operational sustainability, view our regular operational sustainability updates below.


January 2019: 5 things you must do this year  |  Late January 2019: GRESB 2019: our guide to achieving your best result yet | February 2019: Tips for effective use of sustainability data | March 2019: Using BREEAM In-Use to make your buildings more sustainable | April 2019: Five tips for streamlined energy & carbon reporting (SECR)  | May 2019:  Using BREEAM In-Use to improve sustainability: five highlights | September 2019: The business case for implementing a decarbonisation plan


Circular economy


Our experts help industrial-scale operators design their processes and manage their resources sustainably and efficiently. We also support urban regions in their transition to circular economies. As part of this process, we help define circular economy objectives in areas such as strategic planning, land use, traffic planning and procurement, all while facilitating cooperation among stakeholders. Our services in this area include: 

Compliance and Performance | Integrated Waste Management | Material Efficiency and Assessment | Lifecycle Analysis | Regional Resource Flows | Industrial Recycling and Symbiosis 


Many companies face demands for documented environmental performance from customers and authorities, while others simply want to show that they provide a more sustainable product than their competitors. Ramboll helps our clients with lifecycle assessments and environmental product declarations (EPDs) to meet a wide array of business objectives, including market differentiation, cost savings, regulatory positioning, product stewardship, stakeholder education, legal requirements and risk reduction. Our services in this area include: 

Environmental Product Declaration | Product Safety and Stewardship 

Strategic sustainability assessment

Governments, municipalities, their investors and stakeholders are seeking to understand the sustainability risks and opportunities associated with their businesses or organisations. Embedding significant sustainability and natural capital considerations in policies, strategies, plans and programmes, can create greater value. We tailor our approach to provide bespoke and proportionate strategic assessments, addressing relevant requirements such as strategic environmental assessment. Services in this area include:  

Strategy and Policy | Corporate Sustainability Reporting | System Implementation | Supply Chain Assessment | Assurance and Certification | Stakeholder Engagement 

Sustainable investments

Ramboll provides knowledge-based inputs to decision makers and policy developers to help them understand which investments and sectors deliver material and measurable sustainability (environmental, social and economic). We develop procedures and guidance to identify opportunities for investments in sustainable sectors and sub-sectors, and calculate their return on investment (ROI). Our services in this area include: 

Impact Assessment | Green Finance | Transactional Due Diligence | Environmental and Social Governance 


Our experts are uniquely qualified to assess the interconnection between sustainability and health in communities, products and industries. Our work has included assessing the health impact of sustainability-focused initiatives on worker and community health, studying exposure-response relationships between environmental stressors and health, conducting product and community risk assessments, applying risk assessment methodology to evaluate relative hazards of building materials, and conducting alternatives assessments for consumer or industrial products. Our services in this area include: 

Applied Epidemiology | Toxicological Sciences | Occupational Health and Safety | Environmental and Community Risk Assessment 

Liveable cities

In response to the increasingly complex and interwoven issues faced by cities and society, our experts propose a holistic approach to promote vibrant cities, which are biophilic, healthy, resilient and fair. We draw on multiple relevant disciplines and expertise to addresses global challenges such as demographic changes, urbanisation and climate change. Our services in this area include: 

Urban Sites | Urban Nature | Urban Environmental Quality | Waste and Resource Management | Healthy Cities

Related Ramboll Services

We offer complementary sustainability services in several of our other global markets, including: BuildingsPlanning & Urban DesignWater, Energy, and Management Consulting


Learn More

Corporate Sustainability eBrochure


Product Safety & Stewardship eBrochure


Ten Keys to Environmental Due Diligence brochure


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals brochure


Climate Resilience and Adaptation eBrochure


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Distilled spirits company sustainability planning

Delivering resource efficiency as part of distillery sustainability program: For one of the world’s largest spirits distillers, we identified significant water and energy savings through a series of audits at their North American plants.

Ho Chi Minh City

Financing low-carbon, climate-resilient urban infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific

We are providing technical assistance to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) related to financing low-carbon, climate-resilient urban infrastructure in cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Shopping mall

Supporting sustainability in the EU retail sector: The Retail Forum and REAP

Since the end of the first REAP reporting year, we have been responsible for the external annual monitoring of the progress of REAP signatories on behalf of the European Commission (Directorate General Environment).

Test tubes

Enabling a global client to achieve market differentiation through sustainability performance

With our support, Sigma-Aldrich has progressed their global corporate sustainability program, including supply chain sustainability, lifecycle analyses, water use, energy efficiency, green chemistry and greenhouse gas emissions.

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