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Black & Veatch launches new environmental business unit

By Mary Page Bailey |

Black & Veatch (B&V; Overland Park, Kan.) has announced the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support objectives to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers.


As a newly chartered, dedicated Black & Veatch business unit, the environmental team brings together dedicated scientists, consultants, and specialized ecological compliance and permitting experts capable of providing direct service to clients of various scale. Drawing upon the skills of nearly 10,000 Black & Veatch professionals worldwide, the team will pursue emerging opportunities in environmental consulting and environmental science services, in addition to an expanded array of traditional permitting, site inspection, air quality and noise capability solutions. By transitioning to the new organization, the team will focus its deep knowledge on helping stakeholders overcome complexities and reduce program costs.


Black & Veatch offers more than 80 environmental services across several prominent disciplines, including air quality, site remediation, management, compliance, science and other transformational areas. Solving problems in a rapidly accelerating market, the team will provide trusted guidance on such matters as climate change, earth sciences, and environmental management and compliance, bolstering a client’s risk assessments, resiliency planning, sustainable development, air quality, water security, crisis management and emergency planning.


“The establishment of this new business unit allows us to accelerate progress on our strategic priorities and lead change with our clients, helping them achieve their environmental goals,” said Steve Edwards, Black & Veatch’s CEO. “Environmental services support our commitment to a sustainable future, and with the needs and efforts around the globe accelerating, this will help us continue to be the most innovative and rapidly evolving company in the engineering and construction space.”


“From regulatory permitting challenges to community impacts and sustainability concerns, companies and projects large and small must navigate ever-evolving environmental considerations or face the prospect of delays, work stoppages or cancellation,” added Lisa Fewins, the environmental business unit’s managing director. “With decades of environmental services experience, Black & Veatch works with our clients to develop and execute thoughtful, effective approaches that minimize reputational and business risks.”


 “With our unique expertise forged by more than a century of solving the world’s biggest and most complex infrastructure problems, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and marshal the trusted, high-level thinking that helps clients achieve their customized and pressing project execution goals,” said Dave Johnson, the environmental business unit’s development leader.

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