Having built a reputation as a trusted advisor and partner for its clients, WSP is a world-leading environmental consulting firm. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, our 10,000 multidisciplinary environmental experts in 45 countries across six continents are passionate about delivering practical strategies to study, protect, enhance, and restore the natural environment, while advancing responsible development and facilitating project approvals. We help clients not only to mitigate the risks of their projects while ensuring compliance and managing and reducing impacts, but equally to maximise their projects’ footprints, driving opportunities related to sustainability, climate change, energy use and the environment, as part of the wider ESG agenda.
We advise clients across the transport and infrastructure, property and building, mining, power and energy and industrial sectors worldwide; we also advise governments and local authorities. Our priority is to understand our clients’ needs and to provide real solutions to real problems, whatever and wherever they may be. And our work ranges from the infrastructure projects of the future, managing past legacies and cleaning up the most complex brownfield sites to developing and delivering sustainability strategies for the world’s most prestigious companies.
Customized Environmental Solutions for Specific Project Needs
WSP offers the full spectrum of environmental capabilities, including contaminated land, EIA, ecology, air quality, noise and vibration, due diligence and compliance, waste management and landfill, sustainability, climate change and GHG, geotechnical and materials, archeology and cultural heritage. We share resources and expertise globally, putting the right people together in customized teams to address specific project needs, at every stage of a project’s lifecycle, from initial environmental impact assessment and socio-economic studies through feasibility, construction, operation, project decommissioning, and final reclamation. Our full range of services is built on state-of-the-art science, management consulting and engineering.
An Agile Approach in a Changing World
Global climate change and political context are among the factors that impact the projects to which we contribute. Environmental rules and regulations vary across countries and regions, and are rapidly evolving. WSP experts are closely tracking and conversant with the latest trends, challenges and legislative frameworks related to the environment.
We have a strong research and innovation program, and digital technologies are revolutionizing how we deliver our work. And we are responding to the ongoing constraints imposed by COVID-19 on our clients with the development of new tools for the virtual environment, so that projects are uninterrupted.
At the cutting edge of our industry, we publish thought leading papers throughout the year - most recently on circular economy, net zero, biodiversity and healthy construction - and as such, we are driving the agenda with our clients, partners, stakeholders and peers. A core pillar of this is our global Future Ready program, which helps them to see the future more clearly through key trends in climate change, society, technology and resources.
We are at the forefront of our industry, shaping the future through pioneering initiatives such as Pledge to Net Zero and SteelZero, but also setting benchmarks for own organisation. WSP was one of the first professional services firm in the Americas to link the costs of its borrowings to its sustainability performance.
M&A is in our DNA and core to our strategy, and through it we have welcomed many firms to WSP. They have reinforced the deep domain expertise we offer our clients, and further extended our reach across the globe, helping us to achieve our position as the premier environmental consulting firm.
At WSP, we are passionate about using the breadth and depth of our expertise, combined with the scale of our organization, to find innovative solutions designed to lead the transition to a low-carbon, resilient, prosperous and sustainable society.