The name ARCADIS is derived from Arcadia, which according to Greek mythology, is the finest place on earth to live. It represents our aim to work systematically with clients to create a better environment where people can live, work and thrive.
Combined with our name is the symbol of the fire salamander. Equally at home on land and in the water, the salamander represents lasting quality and ecological balance in the environment.
The Right Balance
As the first global provider to integrate environmental services with physical infrastructure, we understand how to strike the right balance between the needs of the natural environment and the needs of people, cities and communities. Although we recognise that these practices sometimes can be at odds with one another, our speciality lies in identifying opportunities for stability, harmony and equality in the places, lives, and environments we touch. We find meaning in the balance.