In 1994, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Chief Tony Mercredi recognized the potential for economic development for the ACFN through the shared development of resources in the Oil Sands. He approached Syncrude Canada Ltd. and with their support founded Denesoline Environment (now Acden Environment) the same year. Acden Environment is now the largest supplier of waste management and recycling services in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
In 2012, the organization was rebranded from ACFN Business Group to Acden. The rebranding brought cohesiveness and consistency to the operating companies and introduced a powerful, sophisticated and professional new brand to clients. In keeping with our heritage, the meaning of Acden incorporates Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Denesoline, the founding company and First People.
Acden is currently focused on the integration of all companies to offer full service, scalable packages that are tailored to meet the evolving and diverse needs of our clients.