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Alexis Olans Haassas appointed Arcadis Chief Sustainability Officer

Alexis Olans Haassas appointed Arcadis Chief Sustainability Officer

 March 15, 2021

Alexis Olans Haass joins Arcadis as the company's first Chief Sustainability Officer to help drive the company’s strategy and deliver on its goal of making a significant, quantifiable, and positive contribution to sustainable development.

“I am so happy to join a team where I will, quite literally, have the chance to help build the kind of world I want to live in. In a post-pandemic, climate-challenged world, Arcadis’ commitment to innovation and sustainability makes it uniquely positioned to provide answers and lead the way on how to build back better,” said Alexis Haass, Arcadis Chief Sustainability Officer. 

Successful career in sustainability and innovation

Alexis joins Arcadis after 13 years at adidas where she led its Brand Sustainability team.  At adidas, her responsibilities encompassed the creation of its brand sustainability strategy, the development of sustainable innovations and new business models, the expansion of sustainable product, and the design of its go-to-market strategy.

Her previous work revolved around sustainable product development and clean technology with companies such as IDEO, P&G, and Fair Trade (Transfair) USA.

Alexis has an MBA in Marketing and MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan, as well as a BS in foreign service from Georgetown University.

Commitment to global sustainability goals

Arcadis launched its three year strategy, which includes an even greater focus on sustainability in client solutions, business operations, and engagement with people and communities. In it, Arcadis committed to a number of global sustainability goals across a broad spectrum of environmental, social, and governance indicators.

“I am pleased to announce Alexis Haass as the incoming Chief Sustainability Officer of Arcadis,” said Peter Oosterveer, Arcadis CEO. “Alexis is a proven leader who brings excellent experience and vision around sustainability transformation and innovation. I am confident that she will be instrumental in helping Arcadis make a further significant contribution to create a more sustainable world.”


Thrive in a successful and sustainable career at Arcadis

At Arcadis, sustainability means improving quality of life on our planet, while promoting prosperity for its clients, its people and all stakeholders. This includes empowering its people to reach their potential and managing their own impacts.

If you want to reach your potential while working in a sustainable way, forge a career at Arcadis.

 

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