FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2015
KourCo Environmental Services, Inc. (KourCo) receives Women’s Business Enterprise National Certification
[Lafayette, Louisiana]- KourCo Environmental Services, Inc. (KourCo) has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“We are proud to count KourCo Environmental Services, Inc. as one of the 12,000 certified women business enterprises in the U.S.,” Said Blanca E. Robinson, president of WBEC South. WBENC’s national standard of certification provided by the WBEC South Certification Committee is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
According to WBENC, by including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
“We are pleased to receive this important certification by WBENC and we are honored to be part of this great organization that promotes and fosters growth for women-owned businesses,” said Monica Montero, President of KourCo.
KourCo is an environmental consulting and service firm located in Lafayette, Louisiana. KourCo specializes in all aspects of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II ESAs, risk-based site investigations and corrective action design and implementation for the remediation of impacted soil and groundwater. This work is conducted in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ’s) Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP). KourCo also provides a variety of other related services, including all aspects of Underground Storage Tank (UST) closures, permitting of stormwater and/or wastewater discharges to surface water as well as the characterization and disposal of solid and hazardous waste in accordance with all state and federal regulations. KourCo prepares Phase I and II ESA reports, LDEQ Site Investigation and RECAP Evaluation reports documenting all related activities including risk-based calculations and applies for the closure of sites, after any necessary remediation on behalf of private and public clientele. The services previously described are often in support of property transactions, responses to recent or historical releases of hydrocarbons and other contaminants and responses to regulatory enforcement actions. In addition, KourCo specializes in Section 10/404 permitting with each of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts in Louisiana and the Coastal Use Permit Program of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Division.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the thousands of American companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity program. www.wbecsouth.org