About

Creating business value for a better world…

Anthesis is a specialist global consultancy founded on the belief that commercial success and sustainability go hand in hand.

We offer commercially-driven sustainability strategy, underpinned by technical experience and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.

Creating shared value has never been more rewarding.

Stuart - About Us

“We recognise the power of business to change the world. When sustainable lifestyles, products and business models are aligned with commercial value drivers, we see great results. Similarly we support government and publicly-funded bodies to work in partnerships as the needs of policy makers and businesses converge. Our solutions are technically clever, but where we stand out is in our understanding of client needs and in our shared determination to reduce risk, increase resilience, realise opportunity and deliver truly sustainable organisations.“

- Stuart McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer

OUR APPROACH

Do you want to align your sustainability goals and commercial drivers? We believe they go hand in hand. Do you want specialist support combined with global capacity? With Anthesis you don’t have to compromise. We combine the reach of big consultancies with the deep expertise of the boutiques. From strategy to implementation, we offer an unrivalled spread of services to help you achieve your goals. We take our name from the Greek word “anthesis”, the stage of a plant’s lifecycle when it is most productive. Sustainability is now at that exciting stage of flourishing; it has grown up and grown into the mainstream. Our aim is to help you go beyond compliance by integrating sustainability with your core business goals. We have deep roots in sustainability – and our aim is to help you thrive and prosper. If you want to reduce risk, develop resilience and embrace opportunity, we’d love to work with you. We bring together pioneering “thinkers and doers” from across continents, to offer you a unique combination of commercial relevance, technical depth and global reach.

Commercial relevance Designing and delivering the outcomes you need to boost your business performance. Driving environmental, economic and social change by creating shared value; giving you a sustainable return on investment.

Technical depth and experience Managing your data and helping you make evidence based business decisions; providing cutting edge solutions at scale. Benchmarking your performance today and helping you visualize a better tomorrow.

Specialist and global service Wherever you are on your journey towards sustainability, innovating and collaborating to support you today and move you forward. Wherever you need us, providing passionate, creative and committed teams who proudly offer exceptional client care.

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OUR HISTORY

In the United States

Anthesis in the US is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with operations in Denver, Boulder and Seattle. The team supports clients in addressing the multitude of sustainability risks and opportunities that impact corporate strategies, operations, products and supply chains. With a singular focus on delivering evidence based, actionable results, the team has earned a strong reputation in the corporate sector, supporting major companies such as NVIDIA, Varian and Ecolab.

In the United Kingdom

Best Foot Forward

In October 2013, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired Best Foot Forward. Best Foot Forward has been ahead of the curve in sustainability since 1997. With clients such as Tesco and London 2012, and ground-breaking work on supply chain, product and event footprinting, the company brings long experience and deep expertise to Anthesis in the UK.

Caleb

In March 2014, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired Caleb Management Services Limited, a team of leading sustainable chemistry specialists with a prestigious track record in substance management, substitution and compliance.

second nature

In April 2014, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired SecondNature Partnership, a team of leading sustainability strategists.

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In November 2014, M4C, a leading and well respected sustainability communications and strategy practice, joined Anthesis to provide complementary professional capability to the team, as well as establishing a regional presence in the North West of England.  Supporting clients such as Brother, Canon and SABMiller to name a few, M4C have become renowned as one of the UK’s leading advisors in sustainable communications and associated service areas.

In Germany

UMR

In January 2014, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired UMR GmbH. UMR has been managing and mitigating environmental, health and safety risks and liabilities for clients in Germany since 1996.  With clients including Technip, Holcim and Cat, UMR has a proven track record in providing advisory services. It has also pioneered remote sensing technologies for identifying resources in dry climates.

In the Philippines

Our team in Manila are software and environmental compliance specialists that bring our sustainability e-services and tools to life and enable Anthesis to offer fully integrated consulting and digital solutions to achieve clients’ desired outcomes.