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Verdantix Benchmark Identifies Five Leaders In The $14.6 Billion US Environmental Services Market

New York, October 17, 2016. An independent benchmark of the 15 largest environmental services providers in the US identifies AECOM, CH2M, ERM, Ramboll Environ and Tetra Tech as the five market leaders. The new report, produced by independent research firm Verdantix, is based on a four month study covering 103 assessment criteria including expertise, differentiators, client base and organizational strength. Other consulting firms included in the study are Arcadis, Atkins, Black & Veatch, CDM Smith, GHD, Golder Associates, Stantec, TRC, Trinity Consultants and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.

“The US market for environmental services is worth $14.6 billion and is dominated by the large multi-disciplinary engineering services firms” commented Trevor Bronson, Industry Analyst and author of the report. “The major growth segments are climate change resilience and technology enablement of environmental management. Sustainability engagements have largely disappeared and remediation work is increasingly commoditized. All consulting firms have been hit by the drawn out downturn in the oil and gas sector, but 28% of customers plan to spend more on environmental consultants in 2017.”

The report, “Green Quadrant Environmental Services US”, provides buyers of consulting services with a guide to the breadth and depth of capabilities of fifteen services firms.

  • AECOM has 11,000 environmental consultants and scored the highest for remediation, climate change adaptation, planning, permitting and environmental compliance.
  • CH2M, with its 3,000 environmental experts, achieved the highest scores for consulting work on water management and natural resources.
  • ERM has 2,000 environmental consultants in the US and achieved the highest scores for environmental management system design as well as environmental due diligence.

“We forecast the US environmental services market will grow by 3.8% per annum from 2016 to 2020”, continued Bronson. “In the absence of an upswing in heavy asset sectors, to improve margins consultants must deliver projects more efficiently using innovative technologies. They should target climate change resiliency and water management projects which align with the future evolution of environmental management challenges. Permitting and compliance work for fossil fuel infrastructure will not drive growth for the sector in the future.”

To learn more about this market analysis, apply to attend the forthcoming webinar, “A Benchmark Of US Environmental Services Providers”.

 

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