Words from the leader

‘We are super awesome - continue the good work’
Jørgen Stæhr, CEO
Aquosums history dates back to 1964. From the very beginning, innovating for the environment has been the driving force for our business and for our people. Seeing how our solutions are making a difference is what motivates us to take on global water challenges – be it enabling the design of offshore wind farms, protecting large cities from stormwater, removing plastic from the ocean, or managing the world’s biggest water basins.
Innovation for water environments is needed now more than ever. The latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that we must act now to keep our planet safe for future generations. Water is key in this. Water affects quality of life for all of us. Access to clean drinking water is not something any of us should take for granted. Neither is life in our oceans. Or to be safe from floods in our cities and on our shores. However, water is not only the challenge. Water is also the solution. The solution to a healthy planet and a better future.
The nature of our work at Aquosum means we have always been advocates for the protection of water. We want to push this further and address these global challenges head-on with concrete action – not only to meet the needs of our clients and the expectations of our own people, but as a duty to our planet.
And to make the most impact, we need to focus our efforts. This year, our first sustainability materiality assessment has allowed us to centre on key areas and develop our framework. Together, we identified our sustainability ambition, the backbone of what drives us as a company to act and operate responsibly.
“Aquosum is doing good this year - and we will do even better"
This means that we are aiming for zero carbon emissions from our consumption of energy. Our ambition will also help us support our clients and partners to achieve their own sustainability agendas. Internally, this first sustainability report applying the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards helps track how we embody these ideals and principles through the work we do.
Our four global business units, Marine & Coastal, Energy & Ports, Water Resources & Mining and Water in Cities are each leading our global efforts, supported by our Technology and Innovation team that connects technology development with the needs of our clients and markets.
Looking back at 2021, we made progress in many areas, and I am optimistic that we have taken steps in the right direction as a team. I would like to thank our colleagues, clients and partners for the collective efforts to steer us towards a more sustainable future. I look forward to continuing this work together.