Our Values: Arup’s shared values, like our firm’s name, are derived from the beliefs and convictions of our founder, the engineer and philosopher Sir Ove Arup.
Sir Ove believed work was only valuable when it had something higher to strive for. We continue to embody that idea – that our work is truly profitable when it shapes a better world. Today, across the world, our people use their skills and expertise to help us reach for greater goals.
Equal. Diverse. Inclusive.
We believe in fair treatment for all. As an ever-growing worldwide community of talented practitioners, the diversity of our people is central to our success. Find out how our nine commitments are leading to an Arup that gives all our people a voice.
Read our commitments:
Striving for something higher
On 9 July 1970 in Winchester, Sir Ove delivered 'The Key Speech' to all his partners from the various practices. In this speech Ove set out the aims of our firm and, in his own distinctive and philosophical way, identified the principles by which they might be achieved.
The aims and principles laid out by Sir Ove represent our values. These values are our guide to how we deal with our clients and the work that we do.