We did well in the past fiscal year, with net revenues totalling 4.9 billion dollars. That is 9.1% more than the previous year, and we’re looking at 2017 with enthusiasm and optimism.
But let’s go beyond the numbers. In his message, CEO Alexandre L’Heureux makes it clear that people are WSP’s greatest asset. “I would like to extend my appreciation to our professionals worldwide for their invaluable contributions, their continued dedication to deliver the best services to our clients and their flexibility and ingenuity, which enable our firm to stay ahead in our competitive industry.”
Today, WSP employs 36,000 people in 500 offices across the world. In 2018, we plan to be 45,000, thanks to organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Eight new companies, representing a total of 2,500 experts, joined the WSP team during 2016. These acquisitions, namely PTS, PRD Konsult, DITEC, Schlumberger’s industrial water business, CRC Engineering, Mouchel Consulting, Høyer Finseth and AWT Consulting, enabled us to expand our geographical presence in South America and the Nordics, while strengthening our expertise in the UK and Australia.
At WSP, we strive to create and support an environment where each employee has a strong sense of belonging. To put it simply, we aim to create an exciting and rewarding work environment that motivates employees daily and provides career development opportunities to attract and retain the finest talent.
We also want to play a leading role in delivering a sustainable and resilient world. We recognize that climate change poses risks as well as opportunities for our business. Helping our clients develop and implement sustainable business models in the face of increasing economic pressure is one of the fundamentals of our business. This is what our Future Ready program is all about.
In 2017, we look forward to uniting under one name, one brand and one vision for the future.
For further information regarding the annual report, contact Isabelle Adjahi, VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.