AET Group is an environmental consultancy firm committed to our ecological, financial and social responsibilities, working together collaboratively to find innovative solutions that work and remembering that underneath it all, we’re human beings working with other human beings to make a difference both locally and globally.
Founded in 1998 with a focus on waste services, we have diversified over the past 20 years to provide environmental consulting, auditing and scientific services to the built and natural environments in 12 core practice areas: air, compliance, building sciences, mitigation, GHG, waste, sustainability, audits, water, management systems, home flood protection and energy. Our emphasis at AET has been sustainable solutions – as a service to clients, throughout our own operations and day-to-day practices.
We are a dynamic, fast-growing company with an expanding network of clients throughout Canada, United States of America, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. We employ 35 people in 4 offices across Ontario to deliver projects with high standards of environmental protection and sustainability that protects the water we drink, the air we breathe and the earth in which we live.
Our multi-disciplinary approach and application of innovative and environmentally sound solutions enables any size and type of organization, both locally and globally, accomplish their project objectives or resolve their environmental issues effectively and efficiently.
We continue to build on our reputation as a highly trusted and leading-edge environmental firm that offers specialized technical expertise and integrated solutions which are both innovative and practical. Our motto has been to be your trusted partner for sustainable solutions.
AET Group will succeed as a solutions-based, multi-disciplinary environmental consulting, auditing and scientific services company recognized both locally and globally as a leading-expert in the fields in which we service.
We are committed to bringing value-added professional services to our clients and delivering results in a timely and cost-effective manner that meets or exceeds the expectations of our clients while maintaining exceptional technical quality, objectivity, and scientific validity.
Through continued work experience and professional development, we will stay on the forefront to consult our clients on the latest environmental practices, innovations and solutions to wisely protect and conserve the water we drink, the air we breathe and the earth in which we live.
Founded in 1998, operating as Associated Environmental Technologies, AET has been providing sustainable solutions for over 20 years. Since 1998, AET has grown from a solid waste management consulting company to a sought after, multi-disciplinary environmental consulting, auditing and scientific services firm. Today, our clients benefit from our continued growth and expansion of services in several technical areas.
We are proud of our accomplishments and as we continue forward we would like to thank those most responsible for our success – our valued clients and dedicated staff.
To find out more, explore our history below.
- AET became a Certified B Corporation®.
- AET completed the acquisition of 2cg Inc., a London-based boutique environmental consulting firm specializing in providing waste management and circular economy planning.
- AET celebrated 20 Years in Business.
- AET completed Project Evergreen – a green design build addition to the existing Kitchener office.
- AET opens office in Cambridge, Ontario.
- AET completed the acquisition of Kuzuka Ltd., an Exeter-based environmental consulting firm specializing in providing Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Solutions to both the public and private sectors across North America.
- AET completed the acquisition of Manitoba-based Earthbound Environmental, a Canadian environmental consulting firm specializing in providing integrated waste management services to both the public and private sectors.
- AET completed green retrofit of head office and relocates in Kitchener, Ontario.
- AET Consultants completes merger and amalgamation with EcoServices, Eco2 Systems and Integrated Green Building Concepts to form AET Group.
- AET Consultants celebrated 10 Years in Business.
- Associated Environmental Technologies was renamed to AET Consultants.
- Associated Environmental Technologies was founded by Scott Freiburger with a focus on solid waste management programs for the construction/demolition and ICI industries.
Our Core Values
Integrity: We dedicate ourselves to acting with integrity at all times. We are honest, ethical, accountable, reliable and trustworthy to others and to ourselves. We will always do what is right, even when doing right is not easy. We are committed to the highest standards of business principles and professionalism. We will deal fairly and honestly with all our stakeholders. We will win business based on merit, not through bribery or corruption.
Excellence: We dedicate ourselves to pursuing and empowering the exceptional and extraordinary. We are passionate, relentless and always strive for excellence and the highest standard in everything we do to provide unparalleled, superior services to our clients and our community. We are committed to meeting our customer needs and keeping employees positive and empowered.
Respect: We dedicate ourselves to treating others with the respect as we wish to be treated. We will lead not just with our words, but with our actions. We will value the differences between ourselves and those we come into contact with and will constantly strengthen our relationships with our employees, customers and stakeholders.
Sustainable: Our commitment towards sustainability is addressed both by the solutions we deliver to our clients and in our company culture. We are committed to improving the social, economic and environmental value for all generations. Operating our business sustainably has been a core value at AET from its inception and this commitment is embedded in our Corporate Sustainability Policy. We are continuously focusing on sustainable initiatives to benefit all of our stakeholders.
Solutions: We continuously strive to be the environmental partner of choice – a trusted partner for sustainable solutions. We are committed to providing innovative, value-added and reliable solutions for our customers to address environmental challenges.
Our Corporate Responsibility
AET Group is a Certified B Corporation® and joins a growing group of business leaders that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and accountability to balance profit and purpose while using business as a driver for good.
This prestigious designation reinforces AET’s commitment to higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. AET’s mission is to not only provide sustainable solutions to clients, but to adopt such sustainable practices within our own day-to-day operations and provide 100% transparency to our stakeholders.
The rigorous certification process takes a holistic look at a company’s impact on its workers, customers, community, and environment. Certification as a B Corporation® demonstrates AET’s ongoing commitment to create more value than we consume and to fulfill our present needs within the carrying capacity of the planet, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs, in addition to focusing on the welfare of people working in our company and the broader communities in which we work.
AET has made significant changes over the years, focusing on our values of integrity, excellence, respect, sustainability, and solutions. As we continue to grow, we continue to focus on making AET a better place to work and a better company to work with. We continue to challenge ourselves to make decisions that positively impact the environment, our employees, our clients and the communities in which we work and live.