COVID-19 in 2021
Following the previously inconceivable developments in a year in which the COVID-19 crisis first raised its head, 2021 was once again hallmarked by the serious impact of the COVID-19 virus on society.
The substantial growth in revenue recorded over the past few years was once again continued into 2021.
Performance per cluster
Unica is made up of a network of more than 35 independent companies, organised in nine business clusters. Each cluster has its own specialisation or focus area and its own growth strategy.
Unica strives to establish a good mix in its order portfolio between multiyear maintenance contracts and specific project assignments.
Attractiveness on the labour market
Although the serious challenges facing society, such as the energy transition and digitalisation, are calling for more technically trained employees, there are huge shortages of well-trained technical personnel.
More than 70% of staff population or around 2,000 colleagues took part in the employee survey in 2021. As the first point of contact for customers, enthusiastic and committed employees are Unica’s calling card.
The key priority for the COVID-19 protocols at Unica was and is still today focused on the health and welfare of the company’s employees.
Unica is one of the 200 largest companies in the Netherlands and as such is a major employer. As compared with 2020, the number of employees rose by 16% to 3,287 FTE (at year end 2021). At year end 2020, Unica employed 2,843 FTE.
Education and development
On top of the traineeships aimed at attracting new talent from universities and higher professional education, Unica launched a young professional programme to develop in-house employees with the potential to grow in their specialist field in 2021.
To ensure that the safety culture in the construction and engineering industry is improved, in the broadest sense of the word, Unica has joined a number of leading construction players and their clients in drawing up the Governance Code for Safety
Based on its leading position as one of the most sustainable technical service providers in the Netherlands, Unica translates measures relating to the energy transition into practical solutions that help clients meet their climate goals.
Both close to and far from home, Unica deploys its knowledge, capacity and resources to contribute to society.
As a provider of sustainable technical solutions, Unica also works hard to manage its own real estate in an energy-efficient manner.
The future proofness of Unica and for the whole of society go hand in hand with sustainable development.
Sustainability for clients
The energy transition is forcing organisations to consider the choices open to them in their approach to energy and the related policy. Many focus on products: specific applications are selected to implement specific aspects of the energy transition.