Environment

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Around the globe companies are changing the ways they operate in light of heightened environmental awareness, public interest for sustainable development and stringent environmental protection laws and regulations.


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While every human activity and development exerts an impact on the natural world, we learn more every day about how to minimize project footprints, apply better practices, and more balanced approaches. Our priority is to understand our clients’ business needs and provide real solutions to real problems, whatever and wherever they may be. Our reputation is built on helping clients worldwide mitigate risk, manage and reduce impacts, and maximize opportunities related to health and safety, sustainability, climate change, energy, and the environment.

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Customized Solutions for Specific Project Needs

At WSP, we have nearly 5,000 multidisciplinary environmental experts who are passionate about delivering practical strategies to study, protect, enhance, and restore the natural environment, while advancing responsible development and facilitating project approvals. Our ability to share resources and expertise globally puts the right people together in customized teams to address specific project needs, at every stage of a project’s lifecycle, from initial environmental impact assessment and socio-economic studies through feasibility, construction, operation, project decommissioning, and final reclamation. Our experts seamlessly extend the capacity and capabilities of client resources, becoming valuable and trusted advisors and partners.

Cross-Sector Collaboration

We work across multiple sectors, from the infrastructure projects of the future, managing past legacies, cleaning up the most complex brownfield sites to developing and delivering sustainability strategies for the world’s most prestigious companies. Our clients are active in the transport and infrastructure, property and building, mining, power and energy, government, and industrial sectors. Our work covers the full range of services and is built on state-of- the-art science, management consulting, and engineering.

An Agile Approach in a Changing World

Global climate change and political context are among the factors that impact the projects to which we contribute. Environmental rules and regulations vary across countries and evolve over the years. Digital technologies are revolutionizing the tools we use and how we deliver our work. WSP experts are up-to-date on the latest trends and challenges related to the environment. We have a strong research and innovation program and publish thought leading papers throughout the year - most recently on circular economy, biodiversity and healthy construction. In all of this, we are passionate about using our scale to lead the transition to a prosperous, resilient, and sustainable society.