ENVIRON International

  • Overview

Environment alert

ENVIRON International Corporation specializes in engineering, science and risk management services for firms and companies around the globe through its network of offices in the United States and 16 countries, including Canada and United Kingdom.  ENVIRON clients usually face some sort of health or environmental challenge along with other pressing business concerns.  Clients include law firms, industrial companies, trade associations, insurers, banks and public sector agencies.  With its 1,160 people worldwide, ENVIRON has completed projects in more than 70 countries and has helped its clients with compliance on environmental regulations.

Branching out

ENVIRON focuses on two practices, environmental sciences and energy services.  It started out as a private consulting firm offering broad range of services in 1982.  As the years passed, the firm concentrated on chemical risk assessment and environmental risk management services.  During the 1990s, ENVIRON began international expansion when it acquired U.K. consultancy firm EAG.  The firm's presence branched further in European countries in the year 2000.  A year later, the firm dominated the East and launched offices in Australia and Asia, specifically in China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Under oath

Aside from opening offices in three different continents (Europe, Asia, Australia), the company also established CarbonVentures International at the end of 2002.  Some of its other engagements during 2002 were also high profile.  ENVIRON worked on a report for DuPont on whether there was a dangerous level of dioxin in a surface component DuPont had used to pave some California roads.  An ENVIRON consultant with an environmental engineering doctorate testified in a federal court in May that defendants in a class-action lawsuit had allowed toxic chemicals to seep into groundwater in Illinois.  An ENVIRON toxicologist testified in a Paterson, N.J., trial that there was no basis for linking chemicals excreted at a former DuPont munitions plant in Pompton Lakes, N.J., to residents' cancer.  And in April 2003, ENVIRON began a $350,000 study for Long Beach, Calif.'s Harbor Commission on the feasibility of running ships docked at the Long Beach port with electricity instead of internal combustion engines.

Environmental growth

In November 2003, the General Motors Worldwide Facilities Group Recognition Awards Program awarded ENVIRON employees Stephen Song, Francis Ramaciotti and Mary Cottingham for their contributions to the development of a workable, cost-effective approach for the cleanup of Harris Lake in Pontiac, Mich.  In the same year, ENVIRON entered into a merger agreement with Applied Epidemiology, Inc. and engaged in consulting services on matters of occupational health, environmental health, and injury and disability research.  The firm merged with another company in 2005, The ADVENT Group, Inc., a consulting and engineering organization whose expertise is Integrated Industrial Wastewater Management and related fields.

Better environment

ENVIRON made its largest single acquisition in August 2007 when it purchased Illinois-based Boelter Associates.  The firm gained reputation as one of the Best Environmental Services Firms to Work For in 2008 when it was recognized as such by the Environmental Business Journal and CE News, based on employee surveys and workplace practices.  ENVIRON and its associates continue to make a name in its field and be recognized worldwide for their expertise on environmental concerns.  In February 2009, the firm's practitioners gained recognition as Certified Wildlife Biologists, The certification, which is the highest level for professional wildlife biologists, was granted by North America's The Wildlife Society.  Added to this was the establishment of an office in Russia in January 2010. 

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ENVIRON International


4350 N. Fairfax Drive
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 516-2300
Fax: (703) 516-2345
www.environcorp.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman & CEO: Stephen T. Washburn
  • 2010 Employees: 1,000