Environmental disasters such as oil spills will have a lasting impact on the way we meet our energy needs and on the way we live. As a consultant, meeting our mission through becoming a part of our client's team, we help make the world a better place.
The year 2010 has been a year of environmental disasters impacting our economy, natural resources, food chain and wildlife. These incidents, such as the Gulf oil spill and the spills in Michigan and Illinois, will have lasting impacts on the way we meet our energy needs and on the way we live.
In thinking about our response to disasters involving our clients (such as the response recounted in our cover story on pages 9-12), I’m proud of what we have accomplished. We stood by our clients. We were responsive. We provided environmental services using cutting-edge techniques. We listened — not only to our clients, but also to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, other agencies and stakeholders involved in cleanup efforts. We were an integral part of their teams. We worked side by side in developing alternatives for success.
These are fundamental consulting skills. We apply these skills, along with knowledge gained by experience and training, in all the services we provide: emergency response, remediation, environmental construction, regulatory compliance and permitting, environmental assessments, risk assessment, site closure and many more.
The mission of our Environmental Group is to provide excellent solutions to environmental and engineering issues and make our clients successful. Our approach is to understand our client’s mission and become a valued member of their team. When we fulfill that mission and approach in the broadest sense, we also make the world a better place. My thanks to all of you who continue to choose Burns & McDonnell as your partner in success.