Industry Leadership


EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. PBC (EA, Hunt Valley, MD) for issuing its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report/Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) Statement.  EA's 4th biennial report (formerly the Corporate Sustainability Report), covering calendar years 2014 and 2015, reflects two significant changes: becoming 100% employee-owned and registering as a PBC. The report reflects EA's continued success in achieving fiscal goals while remaining mindful of its broader impact on society and the environment.  This new operating paradigm positions EA to meet the evolving needs of clients while achieving public benefits per its company charter. Report highlights include appointing EA's first Director of CSR and first Small Business Liaison Officer; establishing a PBC Committee reporting to EA's Board of Directors; continued commitment to public disclosure of its CSR efforts based on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines; formalizing a strategic partnership with Water For People; developing a new supplier portal to enhance opportunities for small and disadvantaged business, as well as include sustainability considerations in EA's supply chain; and introducing a Paid Volunteer Time program.

Foth (Green Bay, Wisc.) and its Foth Infrastructure and Environment division for continuing its leadership in sediments management and remediation. Foth received the Bentley Award for delivering innovative solutions for the Lower Fox River Superfund Project where an optimized remedy shortened project implementation time by five years and hastened ecosystem recovery, resulting in a cost savings of $50 million from the original all-dredge remedy. Bentley is a software provider whose 3D modeling combined with field monitoring are ensuring that the sediment caps are intact. Other high-profile sediment projects include work for Xcel Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, Tecumseh Products, Wisconsin DOT, U.S. Coast Guard and others. Foth has more than 600 employees in 21 locations mostly in the Midwest, and sent eight experts to Battelle's recent conference on sediments, presenting four papers.