Atkins tops the tables - EIA / SEA
22 August 2006, News release from Atkins
The rapid growth in this area reflects the fact that impact assessments are now a pre-requisite for almost any large project.
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:
and scored within the Top 4 positions for:
Companies and developers want the assurance of a verified third-party assessment to assure the public that no adverse effects will be felt from their business.
Atkins is able to address complex environmental issues relating to a wide range of planning and development areas, as well as the conservation and management of natural resources. Our approach ensures that the environmental, technical and commercial requirements of projects are tackled in a skilled, integrated and flexible way.
One of our ground-breaking projects was the Redbridge SEA. We were commissioned by London Borough of Redbridge to undertake the SEA of their Local Implementation Plans (LIP) in accordance with the SEA Directive. The result was the production of a pioneering new method to complete SEA's.
We developed an in-house SEA methodology which has now been applied to a number of other SEAs undertaken by Atkins. The application of this methodology in the preparation of the Redbridge Environmental Report* was highlighted as an example of best practice by Transport for London and was recommended to other London Boroughs who were still preparing their Environmental Reports.
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