We are pleased to announce Golder has joined WSP. As one of the worlds leading professional services firms, WSP provides engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power & Energy, Resources and Industry sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services. The addition of Golder increases WSPs workforce by approximately 7,000 people and together we will represent the leading global environmental consulting firm with approximately 14,000 of our 54,000 professionals dedicated to accelerating the worlds green transition. By joining forces, we are ideally positioned to benefit fromtherapidly growing ESG trends driving demand for environmental services, in addition to being the partner of choice to advise our clients on achieving their sustainability goals.
Today we have reached a transformational milestone for WSP, Golder and our 54,000 employees around the world as we begin our journey together as the leading global environmental consulting firm, said Alexandre LHeureux, WSPs President and Chief Executive Officer. Over the past few months, both WSP and Golders leadership teams have been working together to build the foundation necessary to ensure we are unlocking the full potential of our increased scale and broader, deeper range of solutionsto tackle key environmental and ESG challenges around the world. I am confident that our focus on technical excellence and shared passion for innovation and collaboration will facilitate integration, while providing professional development opportunities for our employees and long-term value for our communities, clients and shareholders, added Alexandre LHeureux.
In addition, leaders from Golder will be taking strategic positions within both our operating regions and our support functions, creating a truly diverse, inclusive and collaborative platform maximizing integration success with our existing WSP leadership.
Golder was built by generations of pioneering, passionate, and caring world-class experts that collectively created one of the most iconic global brands in the industry, underpinned by a strong inclusive culture with technical excellence and innovation at its core, said Dr. Hisham Mahmoud, Global President and Chief Executive Officer of Golder, who previously announced that he will be leaving his post to explore other opportunities. I believe the combination of Golder and WSP will create significant value for our clients and opportunities for our people. Ive been impressed with what our teams have already accomplished in planning for the integration, further confirming a shared excitement for the future.