SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

September 15, 2016 14:30 ET

SLR To Open New Office in Toronto and Welcomes Advisory Services Manager

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 15, 2016) - SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. announced today that highly regarded environmental consultant, Sandra Thompson, is joining SLR as its Canadian Advisory Services Manager. Thompson also joins the Canadian Management Team, reporting directly to COO Richard Johnson.

Thompson comes to SLR Consulting most recently from ERM, where she served as their Transaction Services Leader. In this role, Thompson developed tailored environmental due diligence programs designed to help limit liability exposure for a broad portfolio of clients. Over her career she has accumulated a wealth of expertise in business and client relationship development as well as practicing in the environmental services field.

At SLR, Thompson will have oversight of the Advisory Services group across Canada and, in addition to her focus on transactional consulting for SLR's existing clients, she will continue to build SLR's due diligence client and service portfolio and expand other Advisory Services.

Richard Johnson, SLR Canada COO expresses delight and noted, "We are focused on expanding SLR's brand to include more consultation in the Advisory space, and the addition of Sandra to our team will be a key factor in propelling us forward in this area. I'm positive our clients will immediately notice the impact that Sandra can and will bring to their business."

Looking forward to the opportunity to work with SLR's clients, Thompson said, "Our goal is to help our clients understand and manage environmental risk. This can be during a transaction or as part of their operational strategy. In addition to standard 'property due diligence', we work with clients to look at associated risks such as regulatory compliance, product registration, health and safety management, and social aspects and translate them into financial terms and forward looking action plans. Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

policies are no longer a nice-to-have for financial investors, but they are becoming necessary for firms to raise new capital. We can help our clients create these policies and to complete their diligence in compliance with them."

Thompson will join SLR Consulting in its Markham Office, but will be permanently based in SLR's new downtown Toronto Office. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at King and Yonge, SLR's expansion allows the firm to build a closer relationship with its many clients in the downtown core.

"The time is right for us to open this new office," said Johnson, "The doors we've opened with our Markham office have given us a strong foothold with our Toronto-based clientele with operations stretching nationally and internationally. Having the downtown location available to us allows us to be even more responsive to our clients' needs."

SLR's Toronto Office opens November 2016.

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Notes to editors:

SLR is an international environmental consultancy, based near Oxford in the UK, with over 1,100 employees working from over 70 offices in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. It is considered one of the top five niche global specialist environmental consultancies.

It provides global advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues to a diverse and growing base of business, regulatory and governmental clients. Key areas of

SLR's business are across the following client sectors: built environment, infrastructure, industry, mining, oil and gas, and power.

In North America, SLR employs over 400 staff working out of 26 offices across Canada and the United States.

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