BSI expands its environmental consulting and engineering offering with Acquisition of Hill Country Environmental, Inc.

3 June 2015

BSI, the business standards company, has acquired Texas-based Hill Country Environmental, Inc.  Hill Country provides a full range of environmental consulting and engineering services to assist companies with complex air quality, waste water and hazardous waste permitting and environmental regulatory compliance issues.

This acquisition will boost BSI’s Professional Services business and help consolidate its environmental, health, safety and sustainability consulting compliance services.  Hill Country Environmental will be integrated into EORM, which became an operating subsidiary of BSI’s Professional Services in January 2015.   

"Our rapid expansion into the Texas region is greatly enhanced by the addition of Hill Country's well-established and highly-regarded team of top-notch environmental professionals," states Glenn Fishler, President and CEO of EORM. "As a recognized leader in air, waste water and hazardous waste permitting and compliance solutions, the Hill Country team significantly adds to our ability to provide world-class services in these disciplines to clients in the region, the country and around the world."

"EORM's growth in the energy, chemical, oil and gas, healthcare and emerging technologies industries – focus industries for Hill Country -- has created increasing demands for expert attention and service," Fishler continues, "making this a particularly opportune acquisition which we are confident will benefit both companies, our people and our clients."

Ranked the number one environmental firm in the region for the past three years by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 25-year-old EORM services Fortune 1000 companies in high technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing, business services, consumer goods and healthcare from offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon and Texas.

"Hill Country Environmental is an exciting addition to BSI's rapidly expanding portfolio of professional consulting and environmental compliance services," observes BSI Americas President Todd VanderVen. "Their deep knowledge and long history of delivering the highest quality service complements our existing advisory and assurance business and enhances our ability to provide a comprehensive range of EHS services throughout the US."

Founded in 1992, Hill Country Environmental includes engineers, geologists and environmental scientists with regulatory agency, consulting and industry backgrounds, and services clients in the energy, oil and gas, mining, chemical, marine, healthcare, municipal and technology sectors, both in the Texas region and throughout the US.

"After a 22-year history of providing exceptional quality environmental solutions, we are excited about the possibilities this new venture promises for both our clients and our Hill Country team," explains Hill Country Environmental President Lisa Olson Murphy. "EORM's focus on excellence is a great cultural match. EORM's diversity of services in areas like employee health and safety, sustainability and responsible supply chain will enable our consultants to provide our clients with a greater spectrum of related solutions and offer our team expanded opportunities for growth and professional development. And the global reach, vast resources and industry standing of BSI add tremendously to what we expect will be a very promising future."

"For me personally," Murphy continues, "I'm enthusiastic about helping EORM grow the business in Texas, in the US and abroad, and I am very much looking forward to creating new client synergies from the combination of our firms."


About EORM -- A BSI Professional Services Company

EORM (Environmental and Occupational Risk Management, Inc.) provides a comprehensive range of strategic, management and technical consulting solutions – assessment, compliance, risk management, reporting, training, communication and more – partnering with clients to achieve their Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability short-term needs and long-term goals. Headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, EORM services clients' national and international needs from strategically-located US offices and across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. For 25 years the company has been serving organizations in every industry – technology, manufacturing, healthcare & life sciences, business services, energy & utilities, food & beverage, and all sectors of government. For more information visit

About 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 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 including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 80,000 clients in 172 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.