Communities

We are committed to support the communities we work n. Our biggest positive impact is through our projects and we also seek to ‘give back’ through individual and corporate initiatives. Royal HaskoningDHV has funded solar panels for homes provided for underprivileged children by an NGO in Indonesia. The BrITE Foundation is a charitable fund set up and run by employees to create positive impact on the world. Employees donate a proportion of their salary to the fund for charity projects proposed by employees. During 2018, the Foundation made contributions to a project executed by students from TU Delft to provide safe drinking water for a tribe in Panama. It is helping fund a water purifier for a school in Kenya as part of a programme to bring clean and safe drinking water to schools in the country. In Ghana, it has helped with a project to drill a borehole and install a new water pump for a remote community. Further examples of our employees proactively supporting societies and people in need include our Saturday School programme in South Africa, raising money for educational initiatives, donating skills and expertise following natural disasters like flood or earthquakes, and participation in community improvement initiatives. See Adding value to local communities section (page 21) for more details.