Our Culture

Down to Earth. Up to the Challenge.

Our culture is founded on people who care about the meaning of their work. Whether inspecting a hydropower dam in Colombia, monitoring the construction of a tailings dam in northern Alberta or completing an environmental survey for an industrial site in Peru – our engineers and scientists apply their technical skills and experience to solve clients’ problems.

We’ve learned from over decades of practical experience that there’s no better way to serve our clients and employees than by doing things right.

How we Work

Doing things right means managing our business and projects in a consistent, professional and ethical manner. We work using an Integrated Management System (IMS) which meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard for quality, the ISO 14001 standard for environment and the ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety.

This means we have a solid foundation for serving our clients well while supporting our employees in doing what they love. Check out what our people have to say about our culture and how we work.

Working Sustainably

The sustainability of our business depends upon the integrity of our employees, the safety and quality of our services, and on the trust and confidence of the people we work with.

Safety Leadership

We instill confidence in our employees to always work with safety and health in mind. We want our people to be a safety leader both at work and at home.

We recognize that our employees and visitors have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace, including their physical, psychological and social well-being. We consult and collaborate with our employees, and train and coach our supervisors, to promote a strong safe and healthy culture by identifying hazards and planning for hazard mitigation. Wherever we work, our goal is to always work safely and prevent harm.

Environmental Impacts

We recognize the environmental impacts of our business and those of our industries: the mining, hydropower, infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors. By far, our biggest impact comes from advising our clients on ways to eliminate, mitigate or remediate the environmental impacts of their operations or facilities. We do this by incorporating sustainability into our engineering designs and scientific work.

At home, in our offices and laboratories, we track the amount of materials we use for our consulting practice, and offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from business air travel.

Code of Conduct and Ethics

Our company Charter is the moral compass for our daily work. We conduct our business ethically, with integrity and honesty, and reinforce this expectation of our employees and of our supply chain in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

We encourage employees and other stakeholders to report issues about our business conduct and ethics on the confidential and anonymous reporting website IntegrityCounts.