Highlands Ranch, Colo. — ARCADIS was named in the Forbes inaugural list of 500 of America's Best Employers for 2015. From the list of 500 U.S. companies, Forbes ranked ARCADIS in the top half at No. 220, and more importantly, within the engineering industry, ARCADIS was ranked second among the pure engineering firms listed in the Engineering and Manufacturing category.

“A company is only as good as its people, so I’m pleased to share this prestigious recognition with our more than 6,000 dedicated U.S. employees,” said John Jastrem, CEO of ARCADIS’ North American operations. "We are one team focused on collaboration while committed to creating an environment for inspirational leadership, people development, health and safety, and client-focused initiatives.”

Jastrem continued, “Our work in protecting generations of people against potential natural disasters in New Orleans and New York, designing more efficient transportation systems in California, or returning built and natural assets to more productive use is a testament to our efforts to offer challenging and rewarding careers while embracing a culture of continuous improvement.”

Forbes and Statista.com developed their inaugural list through an online independent survey distributed to 20,000 workers among 25 industries working for large U.S. companies and U.S. divisions of international firms with more than 2,500 U.S. workers. The survey asked employees how likely they would be to recommend their employer, and other employers in their industry, to a potential employee. The respondents mirrored the gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity of the overall U.S. workforce.