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The Sustainability Toolkit has Gone Digital!
We are excited to announce that we are getting ready to officially launch our new sustainability planning and management software. As of April 5, 2018 the Sustainability Toolkit has become StaarsoftTM Click here to learn more, and hear what Sandra Tavares, Principal of Tavares Group Consulting has to say about the launch of our online software.

Stay tuned to our blog, social media and staarsoft.ca for updates as we approach the StaarsoftTM launch!
Updates
ISO 45001:2018
On March 12, 2018, the world's first occupational health & safety (OHS) international standard was published. ISO 45001:2018 follows other management system approaches, such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, and takes into account other OHS standards such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards, and the ILO's international standards and conventions.

Organizations that are currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will need to migrate to the new standard, as OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn 3 years from the date of ISO 45001 publication. Stay tuned to our blog for updates on the transition.


ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015
Organizations certified to ISO 14001 or ISO 9001 have until Midnight on September 14, 2018 to transition to the 2015 versions of the standards. Click here to learn how we have been helping clients prepare for the fall transition date.
 
Tavares Group Consulting has released a series of blogs on the ISO 14001 transition, click here to learn more.
DWQMS version 2.0

Revisions to Ontario's Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) were released in early April 2017. Visit our blog to learn more about the significant changes to DWQMS Version 2.0 and insights into how they will affect your QMS.

Click here to learn more about our DWQMS services and how we’ve helped Operating Authorities across Ontario.
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Earth Day 2018 is April 22!
Sunday April 22 marks Earth Day 2018, which is celebrated each year in over 192 countries worldwide. Organizations with an interest in sustainability often participate in Earth Day events and initiatives to engage their employees and promote a sense of shared ownership in sustainability efforts. Click here to learn more about Earth Day 2018 and how your organization can get involved!
 
CSR Strategy and Community Impact Reporting Project

Last year our firm was retained by a large organization in the energy sector to develop a strategy to refine the management of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, and enable them to demonstrate how the program has positively impacted their local community. 

Click here to learn more about the project and our CSR services. 
Is your organization using the GRI G4 Guidelines for sustainability reporting? Reports published on or after July 1, 2018 should be prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards. We have added the GRI Standards to V4 of the Sustainability Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Integration. 

Check our our blog to learn more about the changes.
Looking to take your sustainability program to the next level? 
Contact us to find out how we can help with your organization's sustainability planning and reporting. 
Sandra Tavares Speaking at AIAG's Corporate Responsibility Summit
We are excited to participate once again at the 2018 Automotive Industry Action Group’s upcoming CR Summit in Novi, Michigan April 18-19. Sandra Tavares will be speaking with Mary McDonald of The MacDonald Consulting Group about how to integrate environment and OHS into sustainability systems. We will also be exhibiting at booth #16  with our partners the Luminous Group, where we will be available to answer your management systems questions and demonstrate StaarsoftTMClick here to learn more about the event and how to register.
Check your calendar for these important dates in 2018!
  • 1 January - GHG Reporting threshold under the federal GHG Reporting Program has been lowered from 50,000 to 10,000 tonnes for 2017 reporting 
  • 15 February - Registered generators of liquid industrial waste and hazardous waste under O. Reg. 347 must renew registration
  • 21 February - First joint Cap and Trade Program Auction (Ontario, Quebec and California)
  • 12 March - ISO 45001 publication date 
  • 1 June - O. Reg. 127, O. Reg. 143/16, NPRI, TRA annual reporting due
  • 1 September - O. Reg. 143/16 verification statement due 
  • 15 September - Transition deadline for ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015
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