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
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:
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
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:
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:
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