Rescan is a multidisciplinary Canadian consulting firm offering a wide range of environmental and engineering services to clients around the world. Rescan specializes in environmental assessments, environmental monitoring and project management, and assists industries, institutions and governments in realizing environmentally sound project development. Rescan’s environmental engineers offer expertise for meteorological studies and atmospheric dispersion modeling assessments. These sophisticated meteorological studies and dispersion models can be used to estimate the environmental impact that air emissions may have on the surrounding environment. Rescan has installed, programmed and commissioned numerous automated meteorological stations which are solar powered and transfer data at regular intervals to a base stations or satellite. The oceanography group at Rescan specializes in characterizing the physical, chemical and biological marine environment.
Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. is a private, Canadian-owned, environmental consulting firm offering a wide range of services to the resource development industry. Now in its thirty-first year of operation, Rescan has been active in over fifty countries on six continents worldwide.
Rescan’s goal is to provide our clients in the private and public sectors with environmental solutions that enable them to expand social and economic opportunities, while minimizing their environmental footprint. To do this, Rescan has assembled a team of dynamic and skilled professionals from many different fields. Our multi-disciplinary team–which includes biologists, engineers, social scientists, archaeologists, hydrologists, and many others–is backed by a strong group of accountants, graphic designers, and document specialists.
Our Mission Statement
To provide the highest quality of environmental services and to foster long-term relationships with our employees, clients, and associates.
Rescan has made a commitment to create an organizational culture that is founded on our core values. Embracing these values in our daily lives helps us maintain a corporate culture where these values are an integrated component of our overall management philosophy and business management systems.
These key values are:
At Rescan, our ability to serve our clients relies on the knowledge, motivation, and respect of our most important asset, our employees. Our people are truly our most competitive resource; ultimately they determine our strength and success. We respect our employee’s values and opinions, and encourage self-improvement, innovation, and creativity.
Our work force is dynamic and diverse. Rescan’s corporate policy is inclusive of all cultures, genders, ages and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunity employer and we take that commitment very seriously. Individuals are hired for their professional merit, experience, and academic accomplishments. A diverse workforce that mirrors the communities where we work is critical to attracting and retaining staff.
Rescan is dedicated to developing our employees in the pursuit of excellence. We encourage employees to share information, work as a team, take an active part in reaching our strategic goals and feel a sense of pride in working at Rescan. We provide our staff with professional training, development and support, and offer leadership programs.
Safety + Health
Success begins and ends with safety.
At Rescan, safety is a core value and every effort is made to provide employees with the necessary tools and knowledge to undertake our work safely. We ensure that all employees and contractors are well informed, well trained, involved and dedicated to our health and safety procedures. Our emphasis is on open, honest employee relations and safety programs.
Rescan is very proud of its health and safety record and understands that ‘Success’ Begins and Ends with Safety. Health and Safety is a priority that comes from the Senior Management and resonates throughout the company, to all regional offices and to all work sites, local and international.
Our employees will adhere to client/site safety procedures when on location and will be available to undertake any additional required safety training pertaining to particular work environments. We learn from best practices applied elsewhere and endeavour to incorporate such lessons into our practices and procedures.
Environmental leadership in our work, community, and daily lives.
Environmental values are intrinsic to Rescan’s business. Sustainability is a balance between the environment, economic development, social development and community prosperity. Consideration of all impacts and effects of resource development on the environment and the community is integral to the work we do. However, we don’t stop there; our employees strive to embody these beliefs both in the workplace and in their daily lives and communities.
Rescan is committed to positive and sustainable social, economic, and environmental change, on our projects and in our business operations. Rescan’s employee-led Green Ideas Committee has a mandate to find ways to make Rescan’s offices and in-house procedures as environmentally friendly as possible. This committee is responsible for introducing green initiatives to the office environment and to Rescan’s business practices. Many of these green initiatives have shaped the corporate culture and helped to recruit and retain employees. Both new and seasoned employees are inspired and energized by the people they work with and the corporate environment they work in every day.
Rescan is responsible to the community and values the positive effect of volunteerism and fundraising. Through our work, we are attuned to the social and environmental conditions of people throughout the world, and direct our efforts primarily in communities where we live and work. Here are just a few of our initiatives:
- Mining for Miracles - For 23-years BC’s Mining Industry have raised over $15.5M for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. 100% of the funds raised by the Mining for Miracles Campaign go to areas of particular need at BC Children’s Hospital. Rescan participates annually in the Diamond Package Draw, Slo-Pitch Competition, and Jeans Day. More than 50 companies and hundreds of individuals support BC Children’s Hospital every year by donating to various Mining for Miracle Campaign events.
- Canadian Blood Services – The BC Mining Community Blood Challenge promotes blood donation in the mineral exploration and mining community. Participation and involvement in the Mining Community Challenge helps Canadian Blood Services ensure that the critical needs of British Columbians are met. Rescan has participated annually in the Provincial Mining Community Blood Challenge since its inception and is proud to be the winner for that last five years and a “Partner for Life.”
- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Rescan participates annually in The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - a national conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium that engages tens of thousands of Canadians each year. The GCSC’s goal is to “bring communities together to achieve real measureable impacts on environment, both globally and locally.” More than just a program to pick up trash, participants collect valuable data about the types and amounts of litter found along our waterways. In 2009 GCSC removed 160,914 kg of litter from our shorelines!
Rescan also donates, participates or sponsors the following charities and events: the Vancouver Sun Run, CIBC Run for the Cure, Bike to Work Week, Arctic Winter Games, Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival, Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Salvation Army, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.