Atkins tops the tables - Climate Change
22 August 2006, News release from Atkins
Climate change has been described as the greatest threat facing us today. This is a rapidly growing area due to further legislation combined with increased awareness and responsibility by businesses and government alike.
Atkins has, as last year, gained the top slot overall reputation in environmental consultancy in the highly regarded Edie.net Environmental Consultancy Survey 2006 of the largest 50 environmental consultancies.
Atkins also achieved a Top Four place in all categories this year (in customers' votes).
We have climbed the ladder in several categories, including Waste management and recycling & CSR/SER and we are also the company people would most like to work for.
Dermod Sweeney, Managing Director of Atkins Water and Environment states: "We are delighted with the results of this survey. As well as being one of the UK's largest environmental consultancies, we also have many environmental specialists working within other parts of the Atkins Group. We can draw on an immense wealth of expertise specific to a host of different markets and industries, including aviation, defence, highways, nuclear, rail, waste and water. This range of services, combined with Atkins' considerable engineering arm, means it can act as a 'one stop-shop', to provide a number of environmental solutions to a wide range of sectors."
Atkins was voted with the:
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Atkins works with a range of clients to identify the impacts, risks and opportunities presented by climate change, how these impacts can be managed and how we can adapt to a changing climate.
Atkins can help turn Emission Trading Scheme strategy (ETS) and Kyoto compliance burdens into strategic opportunities. Atkins has a track record of assisting organisations in compliance with the growing requirements of the European Union other Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and finding the most appropriate strategy to address future GHG emissions.
Atkins recently launched a report on the possible impacts of climate change on London's Transport system. The report presents the findings of comprehensive research undertaken by Atkins who were commissioned on behalf of the London Climate Change Partnership and London's key transport decision makers. The report provides four case studies; tidal and river flooding affecting new infrastructure in the Thames Gateway; local flooding of transport infrastructure; damage to national rail and road infrastructure from hot weather; and passenger comfort on the London Underground in hot weather. The report recommends a number of key actions to ensure that London is better prepared for the risks arising from climate change.
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