April 02, 2015 07:00 ET

ARCADIS Ranked in Forbes List of America's Best Employers For 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2015) - ARCADIS (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: ARCAD), the world's leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, today announced it was named in the Forbes® inaugural list of 500 of America's Best Employers for 2015. From the list of 500 U.S. companies, Forbes ranked ARCADIS in the top half at #220, and more importantly, within the engineering industry, ARCADIS was ranked second among the pure engineering firms listed in the Engineering and Manufacturing category.

"A company is only as good as its people, so I'm pleased to share this prestigious recognition with our more than 6,000 dedicated U.S. employees," said John Jastrem, CEO of ARCADIS' North American operations. "We are one team focused on collaboration while committed to creating an environment for inspirational leadership, people development, health and safety, and client-focused initiatives."

Jastrem continued, "Our work in protecting generations of people against potential natural disasters in New Orleans and New York, designing more efficient transportation systems in California, or returning built and natural assets to more productive use is a testament to our efforts to offer challenging and rewarding careers while embracing a culture of continuous improvement."

Forbes and developed their inaugural list through an online independent survey distributed to 20,000 workers among 25 industries working for large U.S. companies and U.S. divisions of international firms with more than 2,500 U.S. workers. The survey asked employees how likely they would be to recommend their employer, and other employers in their industry, to a potential employee. The respondents mirrored the gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity of the overall U.S. workforce.

ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design & consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people worldwide who generate $3.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. ARCADIS-U.S. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and is a division of ARCADIS based in the Netherlands.

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