Hatch Releases Climate Change Statement
In conjunction with the United Nations conference on climate change (COP21) in Paris, Hatch has issued a statement outlining the company’s position on climate change. Hatch will participate in discussions on climate change at COP21 from December 6–9, 2015.
In the statement, Hatch reaffirms that climate change is a reality that affects every community and organization globally. As a global engineering and consultancy firm, Hatch aims to make a positive, sustainable difference in reducing the effects of climate change by building smarter solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, resilient infrastructure, and creating meaningful partnerships.
The statement details actionable items including: developing innovative technologies to support cleaner energy production; supporting sustainable cities; implementing carbon pricing and measurement tools; and providing safe and resilient engineering design to clients.
Corinne Boone, Hatch's Managing Director of Environment, will be attending COP21 as part of the International Chamber of Commerce official delegation and representing Hatch and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Hatch has always strived to be an industry leader for sustainable practices in the areas we operate,” says Boone. “We are proud of our role in developing transformative carbon reduction technologies in energy production, delivery and storage, and in transportation infrastructure and resource extraction. Hatch understands the global importance of climate change and is committed to developing solutions which support GHG emissions reductions and help increase society’s resilience to our changing climate.”
John Pearson, Hatch’s Global Energy Director adds, “We want to do our part to reduce the effects of climate change and drive a low carbon future in the energy sector. We are focusing our expertise on harnessing power sources and emerging technologies to meet the energy needs of the future in a smarter and more sustainable way.”
Joseph Kuhach is the CEO of Nsolv and will also attend COP21. Hatch is a founding partner and proud supporter of Nsolv, a Canadian clean-tech energy company devoted to solving the operational and environmental problems of heavy oil extraction. Nsolv's warm solvent technology for in-situ projects reduces the environmental impacts of heavy oil extraction by eliminating water consumption and lowering energy inputs, resulting in a three quarters reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
View Hatch’s Climate Change Statement here
Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over six decades with corporate roots extending over 100 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. With over 10,000 people in over 65 offices, the firm has more than $35 billion in projects currently under management.
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