2018 Highlights & Looking Ahead to 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility

StaarsoftTM Software
Last year, we successfully launched our -NEW- sustainability planning and management software, StaarsoftTM at the 2018 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit! 

With the software, we were able to consolidate Bruce Power's Indigenous Relations program into one online location which allows cross-department contribution and access within the organization, providing a complete picture of the Environment and Indigenous Relations programs. Visit our blog to learn more about this project and our website, , for more case studies. 

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We have updated the
Sustainability Toolkit Guidance 
to include the UN Global Compact’s
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Contact us for your copy!
Will 2019 be the year your organization takes your sustainability program to the next level?
Let us assist you in creating innovative and proactive solutions to your sustainability challenges with the goal of improving performance.  Contact us to find out how we can help with your sustainability planning, implementation and reporting needs.
2018 Sustainability Events
Upcoming Events
Supporting the local community is important to us at Tavares Group Consulting Inc. We are proud supporters of Gianluca's Gift 2018 Softball Tournament and the 2nd Annual Gianluca's Gift Gala, which took place on September 29th, 2018. Click here to learn more about our commitment to our Community.
Management Systems
ISO 14001:2015 Transition Complete in 2018
The deadline for the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Standard transition ended 14 September 2018. Need assistance to newly implement the standard, prepare for certification or make your system more efficient? We can help! Read our ISO 14001:2015 Transition and ISO 14001 Optimization Projects for services provided.

NEW ISO 14001 Management Systems Project
Tavares Group Consulting Inc. was engaged by the City of Vaughan late 2018 to determine the feasibility of ISO 14001 implementation to manage wastewater and stormwater operations. Stay tuned to our Management Systems Projects page for details!

Get Organized in 2019 - Schedule Your Internal Audits For the Year
Our experienced team follows ISO 19011:2018 guidelines to offer  internal environmental compliance, ISO 14001:2015, DWQMS v2.o, and ISO 45001:2018 audits. Does your organization need more than one type of audit? We provide integrated auditing solutions to save YOU time and money. Check out our EMS and Environmental Compliance Audit Project and Contact us to find out how.

ISO 45001:2018 News
ISO's Occupational Health & Safety (H&S) Management System Standard was released 12 March 2018. In addition to the High Level Structure (HLS) common to all other ISO management system standards such as ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001 also has other similarities (e.g terminology and requirements, etc.) for easier integration of the 3 standards as well as H&S specific requirements (e.g. worker participation, preventing ill health, etc.). Want to know more? Contact us for details.

ISO 14001:2015 Training
Over the course of 2018, Tavares Group Consulting Inc. continued in its development and delivery of facility- and organization-specific ISO 14001:2015 training. The on-site sessions have been interactive in nature to ensure meaningful participant interactions. Refer to our Testimonial page to see this and other testimonials.
" Understanding how all the components of an EMS mesh together to support the standard.
How to interpret the standard."
 [what was gained from ISO 14001:2015 facility-specific training]
Seton Battin, Process Engineering | Autoneum Canada Ltd., December 2018
Legislation and Certification Workshops
Celebrating a decade! Sandra Tavares has led the Legislation and Certification Systems workshops for the Master’s of Environmental and Sustainability (MES) program at Western University since 2009.  Visit our Learning page for more information on workshops and other training. 

Are you up-to-date with your compliance obligations? Click here to learn more about our organisation-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:
Federal News
> The Government of Canada's Canadian Environmental Protection Act Registry (CEPA) website has been updated! CEPA related documents such as substance lists, codes of practice, regulations, notices/orders, and public consultation documents have become more user-friendly.
> Notice has been given of the Criteria Respecting Facility and Persons and Publishing Measures SOP/2018-213 under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Pricing Act. The GHG Emissions Information Production Order 2018/214 provides specifications.
Provincial News
> The Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) proposed to repeal the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) on December 31, 2021. This states that toxic substances will be covered by the federal Waste Management Plan.
> The Provincial Government has dismantled the prior government's climate plan. As of January 2019, the federal carbon pollution pricing system is being applied.
Tavares Group Consulting Inc. can also assist in identifying customer sustainability requirements! Click here to read about ISO 14001 Evaluation of “Other” Requirements – Development of Other Requirements Audit Protocol for Automotive Client.
Tavares Group Consulting Inc. News

What's New?
Tavares Group Consulting Inc. is now also operating out of the Toronto area and looking for Toronto based EMS Specialist and Staarsoft Sales Associate and Program Manager positions.

Our Team
Goodbye and good luck on future endeavours to Kirsi McLandress, Management Systems Specialist. Welcome to:
  • Clementina Consens, Sustainability Associate, in her new role assisting with management systems and StaarsoftTM
  • Corinne Jones Chua, Content Writer for our Blog.
  • Tanreet Dhaliwal, StaarsoftTM Project Intern, and 
  • Sydney D'Souza, Marketing Intern
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