Although Core6 Environmental launched in 2012, our origins are in the 1990s when the six founding partners first came together under the roof of another firm. It was the friendship and mutual respect gained for one another during those formative years that kept the group close and set the stage for what was to come. Perhaps it was inevitable or perhaps it was just the right time; either way, 2012 began with a bang! With the launch of Core6 Environmental, there was a fresh alternative to the environmental consulting landscape in Western Canada – and its founders already had over a 100 years of combined experience!
Applying a philosophy of keeping things simple and seeking the efficient solutions, we began from the outset by leveraging the rapid progression of information technologies like shared digital workspace, secure cloud platforms, and remote workspaces. In late 2012, with a quickly expanding client roster and the addition of staff, we opened our first official office at 150 Dunsmuir Street in Downtown Vancouver. A year later, after out-growing the Dunsmuir location, we moved to a much larger space at 777 Hornby Street across from the Vancouver Art Gallery. It was at this location where Core6 Environmental grew to over 20 scientists and engineers, celebrated our 5th Anniversary, and welcomed our first associate partner. During this time, we also established an office in downtown Victoria as well as remote locations in Kelowna and the Comox Valley to further serve our interior and Vancouver Island clients. In late 2018, we’d once again out-grown our Hornby Street office and moved into a beautiful new space on the third floor at 1166 Alberni Street.
At the time of writing, the team has now completed over 400 projects for 165 clients across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon, and we’ve never been more excited to share our passion for quality science, client service, and great coffee!
Core6 Environmental recognizes the importance and opportunity that businesses have to give back to the communities we live and work in. With a focus on human health and the environment, we continue to support a variety of organizations. A few of the organizations we have supported to date include:
HEALTH & SAFETY
Core6 Environmental is committed to safe work practices and believes safety is everyone’s responsibility. We are registered and in good standing with WorkSafeBC, maintain an active Joint Health and Safety Committee, and conduct routine safety discussions. Scheduled meetings within the company begin with a safety moment both as a reminder to put safety first, but also for the opportunity to share experiences related to safe work practices. A project-specific Health and Safety Plan is created for each project to account for project-specific hazards and safety needs and all of our staff receive training in First-Aid, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), as well as other site-specific, client-specific, and sector-specific training as needed.