Strengthening ERM’s world-leading capability across the entire life-cycle in the mining sector.
3rd July 2019 – CSA Global has announced today that it has been acquired by the world’s leading sustainability consultancy, ERM.
CSA Global provides expert technical and management consulting services, as well as independent corporate advice to mining and exploration companies, and financial and legal groups worldwide. The business is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia and has offices that serve clients across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Founded in 1984, CSA Global has grown to serve a diverse range of clients comprising junior, mid-tier and major mining companies, the financial services industry, development agencies and governments. Employing over 100 discipline experts, complemented by an extensive network of associates and partner groups, CSA Global has supported mineral projects around the globe. CSA Global is recognised as one of the leading specialist mining consultancies in the world.
ERM is a leading provider of sustainability services in the mining sector, helping companies operate more safely, efficiently and as stewards of society and the environment. The addition of CSA Global’s services and expertise provides additional capabilities to address clients’ issues and challenges across the full life cycle of the business. This, coupled with ERM’s global implementation capability and access to its 5,000+ subject matter experts, will provide a world leading service to mining companies anywhere in the world.
“At a time when our clients in the mining sector face major challenges on numerous fronts from investors, customers and broader public sentiment, the acquisition of CSA Global further strengthens ERM’s capability to help our mining clients address their most complex challenges whether that be their business strategy, highly technical exploration or operational issues,” explains Keryn James, ERM Group Chief Executive. “CSA Global’s already well-founded technical reputation and the two firms’ strong alignment around clients and services creates a powerful capability and service offering that will materially add value to our clients’ business.”
Jeff Elliott, CSA Global’s Managing Director, said, “We are very happy and excited to join the ERM Group, to combine forces, and enhance what we are each doing in the mining sector. CSA Global is passionate about geoscience, exploration and mining practices, as is ERM about sustainability in mining. It is a very good strategic fit, both culturally and operationally; our mining services are complementary across geographies, clientele and capabilities. Combining our businesses provides the opportunity to offer our clients a far broader range of services, across the entire life of mine value chain, with greater scale, leveraging ERM’s global infrastructure and with the combined value of our broad networks. We believe it creates a world leading position as an advisor to the mining industry.”
About CSA Global
CSA Global is a mining, geological, technology, and management consulting company servicing a wide variety of clients across the global minerals industry. CSA Global provides trusted technical services, training and independent expert corporate advice to public and private mining companies, governments, industry associations, financial and legal groups. CSA Global has been delivering services to its clients across all mineral commodities and regions globally for more than 35 years.
ERM is the leading global provider of sustainability advisory services, including environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services. It has 160 offices in 43 countries and territories, employing more than 5000 people. ERM has a very large presence in the mining sector, but also provides services to a wide range of other sectors including Oil & Gas, Energy, Power, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Mining and High Tech/Telecoms. In recent years ERM has worked for more than 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.
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