May 22, 2012 16:57 ET

CH2M HILL Named a Leader in U.S. Environmental Services Market

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - CH2M HILL (, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, is a leader in the U.S. Environmental Services 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 Leading U.S. Sustainable Engineering Firm (Sept. 2010) and a Leader in Climate Change Consulting (March 2009).

"Environmental regulations are and always will be a primary driver of the environmental services market. Yet technological advances, innovative engagement models and the gradual penetration of sustainability into projects are combining to change buyers' requirements," stated Emilie Beauchamp, Verdantix Industry Analyst. "The leading firms featured in this report lead the market thanks to a breadth of their offerings, their in-house multidisciplinary experts, high brand awareness and solid sustainability programs."

Lee McIntire, Chairman and CEO, CH2M HILL said, "As a firm with our roots in helping develop technically sound integrated solutions, CH2M HILL is pleased that the Verdantix study validates our leadership in solving our clients' environment-water-energy-food nexus challenges -- from strategy development, to technical consulting to project implementation."

With 73 percent of survey respondents noting "high" awareness of CH2M HILL's environmental services, the firm is one of seven firms ranked in the Leader's Quadrant, which distinguishes firms by the following characteristics:

  • Acquisitions to scale-up capabilities
  • In-house multi-disciplinary experts across service lines
  • Large scale presence across the country
  • Cutting-edge technological R&D
  • Offer commercial partnerships
  • Involvement in third-party organizations and regulations
  • Solid international sustainability programs and communications

"We approach all of the work we do with the fundamentals of resource efficiency and recovery, social responsibility, and solid long-term investment value for our clients," says John Mogge, CH2M HILL senior vice president. "Today, the intensity of these delivery values is increasing, and more and more, our clients routinely expect this in our work -- so it is part of the CH2M HILL's DNA. Through the acquisition of Halcrow, we are able to leverage our traditionally strong technical capabilities and environmental services to expanded geographies across the globe."

Cited examples of CH2M HILL's leadership in environmental services include the firm's Alliance Partnership program with companies such as Dow, Honeywell, PG&E and Union Pacific, through which CH2M HILL provides end-to-end integrated service in sustainable land management. The report also notes, "Developing new methods to integrate renewable energy technologies in project delivery adds to differentiators, as exemplified by CH2M HILL's use of solar PV to treat contaminated groundwater at Travis Air Force Base in California. The project saw its electricity consumption reduced by two-thirds and GHG emissions by 47 percent."

Verdantix compared 20 of the leading U.S. environmental service firms through analytical interviews with 15 of the leading buyers and a 50 point fact-based questionnaire and detailed interviews with suppliers.

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Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. Visit us at, and