Exciting Times for Rescan Environmental Services Award-Winning BCEIA Member Company Merges with ERM

BCEIA member, Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. (Rescan), one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies has announced that it has completed its merger with ERM, one of the world's leading environmental and sustainability consultancies. Rescan will now operate as Rescan, an ERM Group Company.

Both ERM and Rescan share a history of commitment to delivering world-leading environmental management solutions to their clients, spanning decades, industries and borders. Rescan enjoys an international reputation for its work in the mining sector, and has been active for more than 30 years in more than 50 countries on six continents. Begun in 1971, ERM today operates 140 offices in 40 countries, with more than 4,700 employees and 2,000 clients, representing 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500.

Rescan was founded by Clem Pelletier in 1981 and has become a BC entrepreneurial success story. "Early in my career, I recognized environmental assessment and protection would become a major priority in permitting industrial development projects, here in Canada and around the world," said Pelletier.

"We've built a very successful business by ensuring sound environmental principles are embedded into our clients' resource development projects. The results speak for themselves in the number of permitted projects we've been privileged to work on." Clem as a Partner in ERM will assume the role of President of the new Rescan Environmental Services for Canada as well as Director of the Company.

Rescan's integration into the ERM Group of companies will take place over the next few months and Pierre Pelletier, Rescan's former President and Chief Operating Officer, will manage the transition and assume leadership of ERM's Canadian operations in 2013 as the Canadian Managing Partner. "This is an important opportunity for Rescan and ERM", said Pelletier. "We now offer our clients added benefits, including access to a broader range of expertise, services and support across geographies and industry sectors."

"Adding 170 plus Rescan staff to our business here in Canada allows us serve our clients more effectively across our strategic sectors: Mining, Oil & Gas and Power. The alignment of business culture and technical capabilities is strong, and together, the sum of the parts is clearly greater than the individual parts," said David McArthur, ERM CEO Americas. "We now have 220 plus staff in the Canadian market, and another 2,500 in the rest of the Americas, and intend to continue grow the business as we always have - serving our key clients across all of our practice offerings."

Just as exciting, Rescan has also just been named as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the second straight year. First published in 2002, the Canada's Top Employers for Young People competition is organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best benefits for younger workers. The employers on this list are Canada's leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations.

The organization also had an instrumental role in the 2012 British Columbia Industrial Mineral Mine Reclamation Award made to Quinto Mining Corporation at the BC Mine Reclamation Symposium on September 19, 2012. The award was for the exemplary work completed on the Lumby Quinto Mine site, near Lumby, BC. 

Dr. Susan Ames, head of Rescan's  Reclamation and Mine Closure Planning group, led the team that completed a thorough site assessment, site clean-up, closure, and reclamation of the former graphite/gold mine over a three year period.

About ERM
ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social and sustainability consulting services. ERM has more than 140 offices in 40 countries and employs more than 4,700 staff. Embedding sustainability into everything that it does, ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality. ERM established a permanent presence in Canada in 2003, after working with Canadian clients for more than 25 years. The company has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. For more information, visit

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Posted On:   September 06, 2012 at 11:52 AM