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ESC celebrates 20 years in Asia

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This year marks an important milestone for ESC as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. As we look forward to the future, ESC is well poised for significant growth to maintain its position in the APAC region as a leading environment, safety, and sustainability consultancy and solutions provider to local, regional, and global companies and organisations.

Looking back on our journey

ESC was founded in Singapore by its current Group Director, Andrew Young, who started the company in 2003. Previously, Andrew spent a decade working as an environmental consultant for various public and private companies in Asia. With broad expertise in planning and impact assessment, solid waste management, air quality, due diligence, and compliance assessment, Andrew brought his well-rounded skills to all his consulting projects.

In its early years, ESC primarily offered environmental planning and assessment to companies in the oil, gas, and petrochemical sector looking to develop new infrastructure on Jurong Island. During this period, ESC helped industry giants obtain environmental permits for large-scale projects.

As our business and reputation grew, Andrew opened ESC’s first office in a shophouse in Tanjong Pagar with six employees in 2006. With demand for its services increasing fast, in 2008 the company moved to a larger office on the East Coast with twelve employees. This move allowed the company to grow its local team and expand into areas such as waste management and EHS (environmental, health & safety), air quality & noise management, and remediation consultancy services. These additional solutions allowed the company to diversify its portfolio and provide greater value to its growing client base.

ESC then expanded its clientele from other sectors, including government agencies, financial institutions like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations, and clients in the manufacturing, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, energy, technology, and private equity market sectors.

For the next few years, ESC has made continued strides towards expanding its footprint in Asia. In 2006, the company opened its first international office in Malaysia, and in 2008, it opened an office in Indonesia. In 2010, just after the end of the global financial crisis, ESC was established in Hong Kong.

Our commitment to the future

ESC started as a small firm, but today it is recognised as a key provider of environmental, safety, and sustainability consulting and solutions across the ESG spectrum. Our strong track record reflects our position as a trusted advisor in the Asian region, providing purpose-fit solutions that add value to clients’ projects by using local knowledge and global expertise.

We are committed to innovating, always putting our clients first, and, in line with our values, representing the company with accountability, passion, insight, and integrity. As ESC looks to the future, we are excited to take the next steps to further increase our geographic reach in Asia in the coming years.

A time for gratitude

Of course, reaching this important milestone would have been impossible without the tireless efforts of all our fantastic employees, both past and present; their passion and dedication are what truly set us apart in the industry and so we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the individuals who’ve enabled our success! Most importantly, we’d like to thank all our clients and partners – without your trust and confidence in us, we wouldn’t be where we are today! We look forward to the next 20 years with great excitement and confidence.