Industrial & Commercial

ChelanPowerhouse-ID2010_jpgFacing Global Trends Head on with our Industrial and Commercial Consulting

Globally major industrial companies employ millions of people who work with heavy machinery, heavy chemicals and consume significant quantities of energy to convert raw materials into goods within their factories. They also produce air emissions, waste materials, and excess heat that may pose environmental, safety and social challenges. MWH, now part of Stantec, works closely with industrial and commercial clients to address these challenges and improve business performance.

We assist our clients in facing multiple challenges and global trends:


We are experts in strategic consulting and business process reviews to ensure Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) governance risks are identified and managed. Our integrated global workforce ensure that our clients have access to the unique and specialised knowledge of any MWH expert in the world to identify and develop solutions that manage risk and leverage opportunities. We have helped global corporations save millions of dollars during acquisitions, expansions, and divestiture of facilities and businesses.

MWH supports its clients by providing advice and conducting studies aimed at preventing or limiting resource consumption and waste generation. Our experience with energy efficiency and renewable energy assists clients in meeting sustainability goals while lowering manufacturing costs and improving competitive advantage.  Our solutions for cost-effective water recycling and reuse helps clients optimise water demand, water use, and manage water supply risks. Finally, MWH has a very strong track record in identifying and minimising waste and in finding the best end solutions for recycling waste streams.

Using our wealth of global compliance auditing experience, we work closely with clients to develop and conduct compliance audit programs to improve environmental, health and safety performance. Through our understanding of local and regional operating practices, processes and regulations, we help industrial clients meet stringent regulations for health, safety, air emissions, liquid discharges, soil and other media clean-up at industrial sites.

Thanks to our broad industry experience we can assist clients in facing organisational risks connected with their global operations and develop effective corporate social responsibility approaches. We pro-actively support clients in managing stakeholder relationships throughout the project life-cycle. Moreover, our audit protocol allows us to assess our client’s suppliers focusing on EHS and social aspects such as labour rights and ethical employment practices. Using a risk-based approach, we categorise unacceptable practices and assign them in order of magnitude of potential brand reputation damage.