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Black & Veatch Expands Environmental Services to Meet Evolving Client Demands, Sustainability Goals

Lisa Fewins and Dave Johnson to lead the Black & Veatch Environmental Services team to support evolving business needs

Black & Veatch is expanding its global environmental capabilities and services as businesses respond to increasingly complex demands from regulators, shareholders and consumers. The expansion comes as companies, utilities and governments navigate a range of COVID-19 related operational challenges and a recent wave of ambitious sustainability commitments.  Meeting environmental demands and delivering on sustainability targets, however, requires new levels of innovation and expertise.

Black & Veatch’s environmental team includes nearly 200 dedicated scientists, consultants and specialized compliance and permitting experts capable of providing direct service to clients of various scale. The team’s vast experience can help stakeholders overcome complexity and reduce program costs by making it easier to integrate environmental considerations at every phase of the infrastructure lifecycle.  

“Every industry is embracing environmental stewardship, and companies that fail to integrate the right expertise at the right time carry significant business and reputational risks,” said Dave Johnson, co-leader of the Environmental Services team. “By collaborating across Black & Veatch, clients will benefit from our dedicated in-house environmental experts, who uniquely understand their environmental risk and opportunities.”

Advances in technology, consumer behavior and economics are also transforming infrastructure development. The rise of distributed infrastructure programs, which bring data analytics, electricity and other new services closer to the end-user, is a major trend influencing new thinking and approaches to environmental risk and compliance strategies.

“Our clients want innovative, dependable solutions to better operate in a dynamic global environmental landscape,” said Lisa Fewins, co-leader of the Environmental Services team. “With many clients seeking to more effectively address traditional operating issues, as well as emerging challenges tied to COVID-19, our ability to work across Black & Veatch’s world-class engineering, procurement and construction teams on a daily basis lets us offer faster, more integrated solutions.”

Black & Veatch offers an expanding array of clients more than 80 existing environmental services across five prominent categories including: Environmental Air Quality, Remediation, Management, Compliance and Science.

“We are taking a leading role in partnering with innovative technology providers to support our clients with cutting-edge solutions, as well as helping clients plan, scale and manage environment requirements.” said Fewins.

Ranked 14th on Engineering News-Record’s top environmental firms list, Black & Veatch has been providing environmental solutions since 1915. In addition to traditional environmental services across air quality, site remediation and advanced water solutions, Black & Veatch is an industry leader in the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and renewable solutions including solar PV and wind energy. The company is also helping advance sustainability and environmental goals for mining companies, data center providers and many more industries.

For more information about our Environmental Services group please visit: https://www.bv.com/services/environmental.
 

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Editor’s Notes:

  • According to the Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Commercial & Industrial Report, budget constraints and complex regulatory compliance are the two most common challenges facing organizations pursuing sustainability programs.
  • Through the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Biological Threat Reduction Program, the company has been providing infectious disease surveillance and biological sample management to more than 20 countries around the globe.
  • Black & Veatch was an original EPA Superfund contractor since the program launched in 1982.

 

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

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