BSI bolsters US East Coast EHS Consulting presence with acquisition of New York City firm, Creative Environment Solutions
22 September 2016
BSI, the business standards company, announced today it has acquired Creative Environment Solutions (CES) Corp., one of New York City’s most respected and renowned Environmental and Safety consulting firms. With over 100 employees, the acquisition of CES significantly bolsters BSI’s East Coast EHS consulting business footprint and its Built Environment and Construction safety expertise. CES brings to BSI a full range of Environmental and Safety Services in the Northeast US, including Environmental Consulting, Building Code Compliance, Building Safety Inspections, Environmental Sampling and Analysis, Site Safety Services, as well as training in EHS compliance and certification.
BSI’s recent acquisition strategy signals its intent to continue diversifying its core businesses to meet the needs of its client base. By strengthening its consulting arm in the areas of EHS, Information Security and Supply Chain, BSI is providing a natural complement to its standards and certification businesses.
CES is BSI’s fourth EHS consulting firm acquisition in the past two years, demonstrating BSI’s commitment to build the leading environmental, health and safety consultancy in the US and beyond. With the CES team now on-board, BSI has a team of 325 experts in its EHS Services and Solutions division, making it well positioned to provide national support to its customers.
“The acquisition of CES bolsters BSI’s ability to provide proven environmental, health and safety consulting services of exceptional quality in the key NYC market and Northeast region of the US,” said Glenn Fishler, President of EHS Services and Solutions at BSI. “Furthermore, after working on multiple projects with the CES team during the past year, I am certain that CES’s unique EHS built environment and construction safety expertise will be highly valued by BSI’s customers in the US and abroad.”
Victoria Drozdov, CES President, stated, “We are very excited about combining forces with BSI. This strategic fit between our two firms will bring tremendous value to our respective customer bases. We are looking forward to continue bringing our expertise to our current clients, and with BSI’s additional consulting services, being able to provide a more expanded and extensive menu of services to a wider market.”
“For over 115 years, BSI has been providing advice, training and certification to address the changing needs of the customer and the demands of the market. By expanding our EHS Services and Solutions portfolio through the acquisition of CES, BSI is now better able to provide consulting services that help our clients sustainably and safely develop and grow, while instilling Organizational Resilience and embedding excellence,” said Howard Kerr, Chief Executive at BSI.
BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement and organizational resilience across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors with a particular focus on Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and IT. With 80,000 clients in 182 countries, BSI is an organization whose products and services inspire excellence across the globe.
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About BSI EHS Services and Solutions
Now 325 employees strong and with coast to coast coverage in the US, the BSI EHS Services and Solutions team provides a comprehensive range of strategic, management and technical EHS consulting solutions – assessment, compliance, risk management, reporting, training, communication and more – partnering with over 500 clients to achieve their environmental, health, safety, and sustainability short-term needs and long-term goals. We make a positive impact on the world every day. We do this by enabling companies to be socially and globally responsible, protecting employees, preserving the environment, and building sustainable business solutions. To learn more, please visit www.bsigroup.com/ehs
About Creative Environment Solutions (CES) Corp.
Creative Environment Solutions (CES) Corp., based in New York City, specializes in Environmental and Safety Compliance Consulting for Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial, Educational/Institutional and Public Sector clients. For almost 25 years, CES has built an expert team of professionals for clients throughout Metro-New York and beyond.