Reduce, recycle, reuse: New regulations and more eco-conscious consumers will cultivate industry growth

The Environmental Consulting industry has experienced mixed results over the past five years, as an increasing emphasis on environmentally sustainable behaviors has been offset by a decline in government funding. Nonetheless, rising private investment as a result of improving economic conditions, coupled with an increasing focus by consumers and organizations on reducing human impact on the environment, has more recently renewed revenue growth. Moreover, disasters have boosted demand for consultants due to the need for emergency site remediation planning and cleanups. The future of environmental consulting is promising as well. Environmental regulations are anticipated to increase, particularly in the areas of oil drilling and energy dependence...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
127,651
Businesses
58,116
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising private investment and environmental awareness have recently renewed revenue growth
  • Operators in other industries have adopted industry services to help attain a positive image
  • The introduction of stricter environmental legislation will drive demand for consultants
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Environmental Consulting industry is in the growth stage of its economic life cycle. The industry is characterized by growth faster than that of the overall economy, new businesses entering the industry, a moderate rate of technological change and introduction of new services. Over the past five years, the industry has managed to grow despite enduring difficult conditions. Falling corporate profit and weak demand from key downstream industries caused revenue to contract during the recession; however, growing emphasis on the importance of environmental sustainability and greater regulatory requirements have since benefited the industry. Fur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Environmental Consulting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Environmental Consulting Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Regulation for the Environmental Consulting industry and Corporate profit in the Environmental Consulting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Environmental Consulting Industry?

    This industry provides advice to businesses and federal governments on environmental issues, such as controlling environmental contamination from pollutants, toxic substances and hazardous materials. Environmental consultants identify problems, measure and evaluate risks and recommend solutions. The industry employs a multidisciplined staff of scientists, engineers and other technicians.

    Industry Products
  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental audits
  • Site remediation planning services
  • Natural resource management consulting services
  • Waste management consulting services
  • Policy, licensing and litigation support services
  • Specialized environmental consulting services
  • Industry Activities
  • Contamination control consulting
  • Risk evaluation
  • Air and water quality consulting
  • Site remediation consulting
  • Sustainable development consulting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Regulation for the Environmental Consulting industry
  • Corporate profit
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of construction
  • Tax credits for energy efficiency

  • Current Performance
  • Government funding challenges
  • Macroeconomic expansion
  • A greener future
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulations continue to drive growth
  • Image matters
  • Companies expand
  • Table: Environmental Consulting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Environmental Consulting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Portable Toilet Rental & Septic Tank Cleaning
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services
  • Waste Collection Services
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Environmental assessments
  • Other
  • Site remediation planning services
  • Policy, licensing and litigation support services
  • Specialized environmental consulting services
  • Natural resource management consulting services
  • Waste management consulting services
  • Environmental audits
  • Chart: Environmental Consulting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • The level of regulation
  • Service offerings
  • Business profit
  • Public awareness and disposable income

  • Major Markets
  • Federal and state government
  • Construction and manufacturing industry
  • Energy industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Mining industry
  • Forestry industry
  • Households
  • Chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Environmental Consulting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and depreciationRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Environmental Consulting

  • Basis of Competition

    Advantages to scale

    Public imagePrice-based competitionLegal expertise
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Environmental Consulting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tetra Tech Inc.AECOM CH2M Hill Companies Ltd.
  • Table: Tetra Tech Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: AECOM - financial performance
  • Table: CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Environmental Consulting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Environmental Consulting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Industrial Production Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Emissions Trading Plan
  • System that places a price on carbon emissions by weight. Above a certain level, the prices turn into credits and can be traded if a company's emissions fall.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
  • A government agency designed to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.
  • Merger And Acquisition
  • The buying, selling and combining of companies.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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