Creating business value for a better world…

Anthesis is a global sustainability services and solutions consultancy. We're founded on the true belief that commercial success and sustainability go hand in hand.

We develop financially-driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical experience and delivered by innovative teams across the world.

Stuart - About UsWe 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


Do you want to align your sustainability goals and commercial drivers? 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 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. Our solutions give you a sustainable return on investment.
  • Technical depth and experience - managing your data to help you make evidence-based business decisions and providing cutting edge solutions at scale. We'll benchmark your performance today to help you visualise a better tomorrow.
  • Specialist and global service - our passionate, committed teams offer exceptional client care across the globe. Wherever you are on your sustainability journey, our support, expertise and experience will move you forward. 


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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.

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In February 2016, Anthesis announced the acquisition of Mosaic Sustainability. Providing a range of core services including data visualisation and analytics, strategy development and implementation, reporting and disclosure (including CDP reporting, GHG inventory and carbon accounting) and supply chain management to a range of global clients including Kroger, Prologis and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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.


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.

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


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 February 2015, Anthesis acquired leading sustainable resource and supply chain management specialists LRS.  With an enviable pedigree in the provision of advice relating to waste collection and infrastructure, supply chain management and sustainable procurement, LRS has supported a broad range of commercial and industrial sectors including investment, hospitality, manufacturing and retail, transportation and infrastructure, in addition to the waste management and reprocessing sector.  LRS clients include many notable leading businesses and brands such as Tesco, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé, AkzoNobel, Unilever, Costa, CIPS, Veolia, Viridor and SITA to name a handful.

Urban Mines

It should be noted that in April 2014, LRS merged with Urban Mines – environmental specialists committed to finding practical and innovative solutions for resource management – and operated as LRS Consultancy.


In November 2016, Anthesis acquired Sustain, a leading UK energy and carbon management company dedicated to providing cost and carbon efficiencies.  Sustain designs, delivers and manages energy resources for clients in public and private sector organizations.  The addition of Sustain to the Anthesis Group deepens the current Anthesis offering in the energy and carbon management market.

In China

Our team in China provides a vital service to global clients operating with extensive supply chains in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, as well as domestic companies. Our expertise in environmental, health and safety (EHS) means we can deliver leading edge technical support to help clients meet their environmental and social requirements.

In Germany


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 Sweden


In September 2016, Anthesis announced the acquisition of Enveco, the Swedish based Environmental Economics and sustainability consultancy.  Leading on cutting edge research in the fields of monetary valuation of environmental change and ecosystem services, socio-economic impact assessment and multi-criteria analysis, their work focuses on valuing natural capital and ecosystem services by emphasizing their economic impact.

In the Middle East

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In March 2015, Anthesis announced the acquisition of TEP.  With a focus on EHS (including hazardous materials management), environmental planning and environmental audit support, TEP have established themselves as one of the most experienced teams of specialists in the region.  With extensive knowledge gained from working in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and further afield in India, the team brings with them expertise gained from supporting many of the region’s leading companies in the technology, construction, financial and utilities industries, through the delivery of cutting edge compliance and operational improvement programs.

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.