Core Ideology =
Core Purpose + Core Values
- To improve the quality of the environment in which we live,
one project at a time.
- Openness—We believe in sharing ideas and information, inviting inquiry,
encouraging a diversity of opinions, appreciating others’ views and motives,
and spirited debate.
- Prudence—We believe in judicious use of resources and circumspection of risks.
- Balance—We believe that the combination of flexibility to lead a full personal
life and hard work creates the most rewarding environment.
- Challenge—We believe in seeking out, taking ownership of, and reveling in the
domain where collaborative ideas are valued, impediments are surmounted, and
complex problems are solved.
A Message from Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO
What makes EA different than the universe of other environmental
and engineering firms out there? To sum it up in one sentence,
we are at our best when confronted by complex problems with
compound technical and management challenges, most often
requiring an integrated, interdisciplinary approach. In fact,
we thrive on these types of projects, big or small, where EA can
add value through first understanding the varied project
challenges, then systematically peeling back the onion, so to
speak, and making progress toward our client goals.
I credit our heritage as a scientific consulting firm, dealing
with ill-defined problems 42 years ago, to putting EA on
the path to this differentiation today. One of EA’s Core
Values—Openness—in its broadest sense, stemmed from that
scientific beginning and is now deeply engrained within our
culture. Our Openness compels us to define problems deeply,
analyze objectively, understand all viewpoints well, communicate
respectfully, and generate ideas prolifically. From our founding,
we have now developed an integration competence across the
professional disciplines of engineering, science, and technology,
yielding what I believe is a distinct ability to responsively
address the complex challenges that face our clients today. In
addition, what further separates EA is our capability, indeed
our passion, to manage all of this efficiently, with “prudence”
and a knack for doing more with less.
As a 100% employee-owned public benefit corporation, the future
is bright for EA. We are healthy and growing, a
testament to the confidence our clients and employees have in us.
With environmental sustainability on front stage, combined with an
increasingly resource-constrained world, our services—particularly
the distinct way those services are delivered—will grow in demand.
I look forward to exciting times ahead!
Thank you for visiting our website.
Ian D. MacFarlane, President and Chief Executive Officer
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC