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Ricardo Energy and Environment

Parent Company Ricardo Plc
Contact Trevor Glue
(Head of Marketing and Digital Services)
The Gemini Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 0QR, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 753 000
Company Background

Ricardo Energy & Environment is an international consultancy with a heritage of more than 40 years supporting public and private sector organisations to overcome the world’s greatest environmental and sustainability challenges. Its team of more than 450 scientists and technical experts provide services across the sustainability and environmental arena. This ranges from supporting nations to monitor their air quality, guiding governments in responding to the worsening impacts of climate change and helping private sector businesses to secure the commercial and financial benefits of sustainable resource use. The consultancy is an operating division of Ricardo plc, a global multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology and innovation.

UK branch offices


International offices


Global group staff 2800
Global environmental consulting staff 410
UK group staff 477
UK environmental consulting staff 410
Work Area Details
  • Air quality
  • Climate change & energy
  • Ecological/wildlife services
  • Impact assessment
  • Environmental risk & due diligence
  • Environmental management & compliance
  • Sustainability strategy & ESG
  • Waste management/circular economy
  • Water quality & resource management
  • Other services

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8 Feb 2007 AEA to train Foreign & Commonwealth in environmental policy
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