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Management Systems
ISO 14001:2015 transition timeline update:
Organizations will have until September 14, 2018 to transition to the new ISO 14001:2015. Unsure of what this means for your EMS or how to get started? We can help! Our gap analysis and management systems optimization services will provide a clearer picture to you and your team of the areas that need minor adjustment and more detailed supplementation.

Get organized in 2016 - schedule your internal audits for the year:
Our experienced team follows ISO 19011:2011 guidelines to offer  internal environmental compliance, ISO 14001:2004/2015, DWQMS:2006, and OHSAS 18001 audits. Does your organization need more than one type of audit? We provide integrated auditing solutions to save YOU time and money

ISO 45001 DIS News

ISO's draft occupational health and safety management system standard is expected to be available for public comment starting on February 12, 2016. Keep an eye out on the CSA Communities (Canada) and ANSI for publicly available versions!
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Are you up-to-date with your compliance obligations? Click here to learn more about our facility specific quarterly newsletter service. Our newsletter contains a review of federal, provincial and municipal legislation relevant to you and your organization. Contact us for your complimentary copy and pricing structure today! 

New and proposed legislation:
Hazardous Waste Fee has increased to $20 for 2016, and will increase to $30 in 2017.
O.Reg 452/09 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation has been amended, lowering the reporting threshold to 10,000 tonnes of CO2e (third party verification threshold is still 25,000 tonnes).
> The Province of Ontario has released the
Waste-Free Ontario Act, which would repeal the current Waste Reduction Act.
O.Reg 169/03 Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards and 170/03 Drinking Water Systems have been amended, with significant changes and a phased-in implementation schedule - stay tuned to our blog for details!
> Changes to the
Drinking Water Quality Management Standard have been proposed - stay tuned to our blog for details.
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 Corporate Social Responsibility
CSSE Sustainability Project
Tavares Group Consulting was proud to work with Canadian Society of Safety Engineering on their recent Sustainability Project. Leading the team which also consisted of the The Works Design Communications Ltd., the the project included the development of a 'Business Case for Safety Sustainability' and a 'Sustainability Guide for Safety Practitioners'. The project concluded with the presentation of the deliverable at CSSE's annual conference. Click here to learn more. 
Tavares Group Consulting Team Announced as Approved Auditors for Ontario Viticulture and Winery Sustainability Certification Program
Did you know the Grape Growers of Ontario and the Wine Council of Ontario have launched their Ontario Viticulture and Winery Sustainability Certification Program? The voluntary program has been designed to recognize the environmentally sound, economically feasible and socially sustainable practices being adopted by Ontario's grape and wine industry.

“The Ontario Viticulture and Winery Sustainability certification program provides an opportunity to market Ontario wine products as environmentally friendly and sustainable. Certification will raise awareness of our industry’s commitment to the environment and increases the ability of Ontario’s wines to compete domestically and internationally.”  
- Grape Growers of Ontario

Our Team at Tavares Group Consulting is delighted to be involved with this program!  Click here to learn more!
Is your organization using G3 or G3.1 frameworks for sustainability reporting?

Reports published after December 31, 2015 should now be prepared
in accordance with G4.
Will 2016 be the year your organization takes your sustainability program to the next level? Contact us to find out how we can help with your sustainability planning and reporting. 
  Sustainability Toolkit
Summer Co-op Opportunity with Western University
Need help with your sustainability program but have a small budget? Why not hire an intern from Western University's Master of Environment and Sustainability Program? Click here to learn more about how your organization can hire a student at significant cost savings! 
Sustainability Toolkit Software Development Update
We're excited to continue working with Fanshawe College in the development of the online software version of the Sustainability Toolkit. The online software will provide users with greater functionality to manage their sustainability programs including benchmarking and reporting capabilities.

2015 Summer Sustainability Toolkit Mitacs Project Update

In May 2015, Tavares Group Consulting launched a research project with Mitacs and Western University to test the effectiveness and applicability of the Sustainability Toolkit’s 13-step process among organizations across multiple sectors.  Learn more about this project here. Stay tuned to our website for a white paper showcasing the project results and Case Studies from our Toolkit Ambassadors such as GoodLife Fitness, Abbott Point of Care, Amway, KDC, and Western University.

Tavares Group and the Sustainability Toolkit to Participate in Western's IPSW 2016 
Tavares Group Consulting and the Sustainability Toolkit is making an appearance at Western University's Industry Problem Solving Week! Check our their Facebook page here, and keep an eye on the Western IPSW Twitter feed!
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AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit
Tavares Group Consulting's Principal, Sandra Tavares, will be returning to speak at AIAG's annual Corporate Responsibility Summit in Novi Michigan!  This year, Sandra will be focusing on the social side of sustainability, by hi-lighting the need to address all facets of sustainability, not just the environment. As a path forward, a practical process-based approach to sustainability management will also be presented using re-life examples!  Click here to learn more.

Eco Canada EP Licensed Trainer
Sandra has also been announced as an EP Licensed Training with Eco Canada. Stay tuned to Eco Canada's website for upcoming webinars and in-person training sessions. Click here to learn more
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Our Team has Grown!
Welcome to Sarah Beyea, our Sustainability Toolkit Project Manager and our marketing intern, May ZhouHaven't met us yet? Click here to learn more about our team.
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