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ERM acquires Rescan Environmental Services Ltd

07 September 2012

ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy has acquired Rescan Environmental Services Ltd, a private, Canadian-owned, environmental consulting firm offering a wide range of services to the resource development industry. This acquisition consolidates ERM’s leading position in the sustainability market, particularly in respect of the resources sector.

Rescan, which is based in Vancouver, Canada, has 170 employees and is a leading sustainability consultancy specializing in the mining industry. The company provides Impact Assessment Planning and other environmental services such as Water Management, Air Quality Management and Social Consulting. It provides services primarily in the Mining sector and operates around the world, particularly in Canada and Latin America.

John Alexander, CEO of ERM said: ‘The acquisition of Rescan is an exciting and highly significant development for ERM. It is central to our strategy of building a leading position in the key markets that we choose to operate in – in this case, a combination of the mining sector, the impact assessment practice and the Canadian market.

“Adding 170 plus Rescan staff to our business allows us to serve our clients more effectively across our strategic sectors: Mining, Oil & Gas and Power boosting ERM’s presence in Canada significantly. The alignment of business culture and technical capabilities is strong with significant synergies, in particular the opportunity to broaden the services that we can provide to both ERM and Rescan clients.

“Rescan’s culture, which combines commitment to client service, sustainability and professional excellence, aligns perfectly with our own, and I believe that together we can better serve our clients.”

Clem Pelletier, CEO of Rescan commented: “This is an important opportunity for Rescan and ERM. The two companies share a history of, and commitment to, delivering world-leading environmental management solutions to their clients, spanning decades, industries and borders.”

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Notes to Editors:

About ERM
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. We have over 140 offices in 39 countries and territories and employ more than 4,700 people. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past five years we have worked for over 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that world is increasingly facing.

About Rescan
Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. is a private, Canadian-owned, environmental consulting firm offering a wide range of services to the resource development industry. It operates with offices primarily in Western and Northern Canada. Rescan has developed excellent working relationships with First Nations across Canada. In particular Rescan has an on-going successful joint venture with the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation through an operating partnership, RTEC Environmental Consultants.

For more information please contact:

David McArthur
T: +1 917 562 4790
David.Mcarthur@erm.com

 

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