Black & Veatch Ranks Among Top 20 of Environmental Consulting, Engineering Firms | Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch Ranks Among Top 20 of Environmental Consulting, Engineering Firms

Environmental Business Journal ranking reflects decades of global industry leadership

Underscoring its commitment to environmental solutions to its global clients at a time of accelerating decarbonization, Black & Veatch announces its Top 20 ranking in the Environmental Business Journal’s (EBJ) latest listing of top U.S. environmental consulting and engineering firms.

At No. 18, Black & Veatch has been a fixture in the publication’s Top 20 in every year since 2000. The latest rankings based on 2020 gross environmental consulting and engineering revenues as compiled by independent research and surveys by Environmental Business International, the EBJ’s publisher.

In announcing the updated rankings, the EBJ reported that the $34-billion environmental consulting and engineering industry proved resilient during market disruptions over the past two years, given COVID-19 and other challenges. But it now “faces the larger challenge of adding expertise and business acumen in the world of climate change, and the key areas of energy transition, adaptation and resilience, and climate stability.”

“Now more than ever, with climate change driving the global quest for zero-carbon solutions, we’re helping lead the way in delivering environmentally responsive solutions to the world’s critical infrastructure challenges while creating value for our clients,” said Ajay Kasarabada, director of environmental solutions at Black & Veatch. “As an increasing number of companies pursue decarbonization and net-zero goals, we’re actively engaged in creating plans, roadmaps, designs and construction solutions for tomorrow’s infrastructure needs that rely on resilient, sustainable outcomes.”

According to the EBJ, the array of “services that make up the leading edge of the environmental consulting and engineering industry have perhaps never been more tested than they are being tested at this point in time.”

To address the rapidly changing landscape, Black & Veatch has adopted a sustainable management strategy – “Accelerate Zero” – that aligns with environmental, societal and governance priorities in lowering carbon footprints and addressing climate change. Detailed in Black & Veatch’s first-ever “Sustainability Report 2020,” that effort includes upgrading, retrofitting and replacing infrastructure in a resilient, adaptive response to evolving environmental conditions, along the way reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

For more than a half century – since about the time of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s founding in December 1970 – Black & Veatch’s environmental team has been serving clients in the public and private sector with solutions related to acoustics, air emissions and regulations, environmental science, ecology, linear routing and right of way.




Editor’s Notes:

  • For more about Black & Veatch’s focus on environmental stewardship, click here for the company’s inaugural Sustainability Report 2020.
  • To read more about Black & Veatch’s environmental solutions, click here.


About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global 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 around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2020 exceeded US$3.0 billion. Follow us on and on social media.


About the Environmental Business Journal

Published since 1988 as the premier subscription publication by Environmental Business International Inc., an independent business research company, the Environmental Business Journal is a leading provider of business market intelligence produced by industry research and interviews with environmental industry executives, analysts and insiders. The publication defines 13 business segments that include remediation, environmental consulting and engineering, water and wastewater, instrumentation and air-pollution control. Each edition is devoted to a specific segment, offering market quantification, survey results, company profiles, and interviews with experts and top executives.


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