This Corporate Report 2008 brings together two previously separate reports – the Sustainability Statement and Financial Statements.
2008 was a fantastic year for Arup. It was the year in which Beijing seemed a living showcase of Arup’s work, the year in which the California Academy of Sciences museum and research facility opened to the public in San Francisco, a year in which a number of Arup staff won awards for their innovation and sustainable thinking, a year in which the firm launched its regional sustainability strategies, and the year revenue grew by 27% and profitability increased from 8.5% to 11.2%.
2008 was also a challenging year. The world around us has changed, and continues to change, rapidly. In an increasingly uncertain world, Arup is increasingly certain about its responsibility as planners, designers, engineers and managers of the built environment.