DENVER — CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, is a leader in the U.S. sustainability consulting market according to a new Green Quadrant report by Verdantix, an independent analyst firm focused on energy, environment and sustainability. Previously Verdantix has named CH2M HILL a leader in the U.S. Environmental Services Market (May 2012) and a Leading U.S. Sustainable Engineering Firm (Sept. 2010).

Veli Ivanova, CH2M HILL’s Global Sustainability Practice Director said, “It’s an honor to be named among these top-tier and very high-profile firms as a leader in sustainability consulting. We’ve been at the forefront of embedding sustainability in client projects and across our company for years. We are very pleased to be recognized now for our standalone sustainability consulting services, which we offer to industrial, federal and municipal clients. We offer a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, innovation and strategic consulting capabilities that enable us to provide the most value to clients in and help them manage their sustainability-related risks and opportunities.”

CH2M HILL’s capabilities were rated at or near the top in several categories, including:
• Sustainability innovation
• Sustainability reporting and communications
• Stakeholder and community engagement
• Social and community strategy
• Supply chain and life cycle
• Energy and carbon strategy
• Water strategy
• Strategic momentum

The report made special mention of CH2M HILL’s internal sustainability strategy, calling it best in class. “They quantify and report on 30 Global Reporting Initiative indicators covering air travel greenhouse gas management, energy efficiency, waste and recycling management. Its sustainability governance also scores high. In addition to involving the entire firm, its head of internal sustainability, Elisa Speranza, is also President of CH2M HILL’s Operations and Management business unit, a leadership role which demonstrates the consultancy’s cultural buy-in to sustainability values,” Patricia Satkiewicz, Industry Analyst and report author at Verdantix said.

Dr. John Mogge, CH2M HILL’s Environmental Services Technology, Practices and Design Director, said, “This is a very important market for CH2M HILL, and it’s nice to be recognized for helping our clients apply the same rigor to their own sustainability practices that we’ve been working to perfect internally. I am also especially pleased to see the firm assessed to be the leader in sustainability innovations. This is an area that leverages our technical offerings significantly and is a clear differentiator.”

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