Responsible. Sustainable. Knowledgeable.
RSK is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Our family of over 175 environmental, engineering and technical services businesses works together to provide practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced. These challenges, and the responses to them, are perhaps best captured by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”.
We must achieve a truly sustainable future, and to get there, all nations, businesses, organisations and individuals must play a role. RSK is enabling clients around the world to do their bit. We operate in most sectors of the economy, including many of those most critical to future global sustainability, such as water, energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining and waste. With our integrated offering across research and development, consultancy and on-the-ground application, we can deliver a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market.
Services we offer
We are a client-focused business and have built our expertise around our client’s needs. Together we can deliver solutions for the world’s most complex challenges.
Delivering end-to-end bespoke solutions
Focus on client care
At RSK, we are focused on providing our clients with the best solutions for their challenges, no matter the scale or type of project. We pride ourselves on our responsive, pragmatic approach, which enables us to assist clients at any and every project stage. We understand the needs of our clients and can identify opportunities which others cannot. Together, we can deliver better outcomes.
When completing work for Network Rail on the monitoring of level crossing safety, RSK recognised that existing survey methods were limited and of low quality. In response, our team designed and installed CCTV equipment and bespoke software that provided more comprehensive monitoring of level crossings. The project resulted in an improved risk assessment and surveying method and contributed to the overall safety of level crossings.
Our clients value our innovative, practical attitude and ultimately, our ability to deliver a complete solution.
Breadth of services
The breadth of services that we offer is unique and at the heart of our strategic plan. For 30 years, RSK has grown both organically and through acquisition to ensure it is continually able to offer more to its clients. Thanks to this constant growth and our collaborative culture, we can offer a wider range of services than our competitors and we can package services that would otherwise need to be managed individually.
Our breadth of services is proven in our contributions to the Mersey Gateway, a six-lane toll bridge spanning the River Mersey. From the project’s inception, RSK provided multidisciplinary engineering and environmental support services, alongside technical support services ranging from tendering to finance and operational contract support.
For Crossrail, a 73-mile railway line stretching across London from Reading to Shenfield, RSK provided support on environmental matters during tender stages, environment and consents works, strategic stakeholder engagement and community liaison, off-site quality testing services and technical services such as air quality, noise and heritage services.
Depth of expertise
While our competitors may offer similar services, RSK is a business built on exceptional talent. What sets RSK apart is our in-depth understanding and experience. We are proud to employ industry experts, innovators, thought leaders and the very brightest young people. Through our specialist business units, we can provide a wide range of services, each based on the knowledge and experience of our skilled expert teams, coupled with comprehensive staff development and training programmes. This results in a deeper understanding of challenges and a greater ability to solve them, subsequently eliminating the need to outsource work.
In Carlisle, we utilised the expertise of our in-house archaeology team, including a human remains expert, to obtain scheduled monument consent for Carlisle Cathedral and to develop mitigation strategies, undertake archaeological watching briefs and complete necessary work to allow building works to continue on the consecrated site.
For a complex remediation challenge in Germany, RSK’s experts opted for an innovative treatment using zero-valent iron nanoparticles, which successfully reduced perchlorethylene contaminants by 93% over 24 months.
A global network of local experts
For 30 years, RSK has expanded geographically in response to the needs of its clients, starting with its first overseas venture to the Caspian in 1995 to its current 130 worldwide offices. We are poised to tackle the greatest global challenges of our time and will continue to build our network to meet these demands. We employ local expertise and support the communities we are part of.
No matter where our clients’ problems arise, we can support them. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly and proactively, even establishing new offices or setting up full-time teams where needed.
In Kuwait, RSK formed part of a consortium tasked with providing the data and focused on the nature and extent of oil contamination in the country’s marine and coastal environment. We responded quickly by setting up a full-time team in Kuwait that provided analysis and reports to determine the most appropriate remediation technologies.
Entrepreneurship without bureaucracy
Our experts explore challenges in detail, applying their entrepreneurial attitude to deliver the best possible solution while avoiding delays caused by corporate bureaucracy. We have found this empowers and motivates our workforce but also leads to better outcomes on projects and improved relationships with clients.
“RSK’s interpersonal management style enables staff to develop and understand the business. It is a business that is diverse and ready to take on new challenges, which gives great opportunities for staff to develop and expand their experience.” Tim Coutts
Diagnosis and delivery
We pride ourselves on our ability to provide both consultancy and contracting services, a truly end-to-end service. We can undertake research from first principles and we have the equipment needed to take and analyse samples, remediate the ground, respond to emergencies and clean-up spills. We can advise on what to do and, importantly, then deliver the necessary works. Combining diagnostic and delivery services results in fewer project delays, lower project costs and greater confidence in supply.
Sectors we serve
We operate in rapidly evolving sectors, shaping natural and built environments