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About Us

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 25 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 40 people in 2 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’S Mission

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.

Our History

Founded in 1998, operating as Associated Environmental Technologies, AET has been providing sustainable solutions for over 25 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 achieves 3-year B Corp Re-certification with improved score
AET celebrates 25 years of sustainable solutions
AET awarded Partner of the Year with Sustainable Waterloo Region
AET awarded the Environment and Sustainability Award by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
AET commits updates GHG emissions reduction target and commits to 100% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030
AET commits to 11 of the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals
AET selected as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers as Part of Canada’s Top 100
AET Group ranks no. 399 on Canada’s Growth list ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
AET Group’s Head Office Achieves Zero Carbon Building Performance Certification through the Canada Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building Standard
AET awarded Canada Clean50 Top Project Award in Partnership with the University of Waterloo Impact Centre for Climate Adaptation for the Home Protection Program
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 Corporate Responsibility

B Corporation

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.

1% For The Trees

As a company committed to being green and giving back, AET is planting trees throughout the local communities to make the world a greener place for all of us to live.

  • 12,079

    Trees Planted

  • 760,011

    Kilograms of CO2 Absorbed

  • 1,045,015

    Kilograms of O2 Produced

  • 24,158

    People Can Breathe Clean Air

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