As we enter a critical decade for people and the planet, society will be shaped by the ways in which we react to climate emergency declarations, implement action on new commitments towards net zero emissions and increasingly stringent regulation. WSP is supporting clients and communities to act more effectively and positively, while helping to shape a more sustainable and resilient future. 

As one of the world’s leading professional services firms, WSP seeks to facilitate long-term business success by embedding lower and zero-carbon thinking into designs, strategies, plans, projects and operations to catalyse a step change in environmental and social performance and economic benefits. These contribute to a positive impact on current and future generations.

WSP provides the full range of sustainability and climate change services, from strategic advice and direction to detailed engineering including granular carbon quantification. WSP has over 8,000 environmental and sustainability professionals globally and a large team in the UK’s leading Environmental discipline. Our team of management consultants, scientists, and engineers offer pragmatic and resilient sustainability solutions to a growing portfolio of public and private sector clients. The skillsets and acumen in sustainability and climate change include: 

  • Greenhouse gas emissions: footprinting, management and reduction
  • Net zero emissions: strategy, road maps, implementation
  • Climate change: risk and vulnerability assessment, resilience and adaptation planning
  • Sustainability: strategy and management
  • Materiality assessment, measurement and annual reporting
  • Circular economy: strategy and delivery
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Carbon, climate, waste and resources in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and planning.

Future Ready sustainability

From cutting energy and water use, to understanding future megatrends, our teams work with clients to reduce their impact on the environment and also to understand how future trends will impact their businesses. Our Future Ready programme is unique in our sector and aims to ensure preparedness and flexibility towards tackling future trends in all of our projects. Future Ready provides executive teams with clear, evidence-based insights, which we also apply to our engineering designs and clients.

WSP sits at the forefront of sustainability advisory services. WSP has a track record for delivering forward-thinking sustainability advisory services for clients across various sectors. Our team’s skills were recognised as we were awarded Company of the Year at the Global Good Awards 2019.