3A – Environmental Management Systems: New Developments in Voluntary Management Systems


2018 Preliminary Course Description

As with safety committees under the Internal Responsibility System, the establishment of formal Environmental and Safety Management Systems is fast becoming a legal requirement. To encourage this trend governments now employ a variety of incentives to encourage companies to voluntarily adopt a formal management system.

Attend this course to find out more about how a formal EMS can benefit your organization, its employees and surrounding communities.

Course Chair

Randy Sinukoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd.


9:30 AM

Interested Parties

  • The Organization
  • The Supply Chain
  • The Government
  • The User
  • The Environment

Management Systems and Due Diligence

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk Tolerance and Interested Parties
  • Management Systems as the Minimum Standard
  • Case Study Scenarios
    • Audit for business acquisition
    • Exceeding legal requirements
    • Sustainable operations

Incentives for Management System Implementation

  • Regulatory Compliance Perspective (Inspection/Enforcement)
  • Monetary Incentive Perspective (Grants for Upgrading)
  • Leadership Perspective (Competitive Advantage)

Focus: Ontario’s New Voluntary OHS Management System Accreditation and Recognition Program

  • Employer accreditation
  • Employer recognition
  • Financial and other incentives and benefits

Collaborating with the Supply Chain

  • Implementing common management systems
  • How to manage products vs. services
  • Working for mutual benefit and reduced footprint/cost
  • Extending control and influence (systems for collaboration)

User Goals: Seeking Value of Products and Services

  • Organizations reducing cost and improving service
  • Accountability of organizations (real and perceived)
  • Using third party verifications/audits to confirm performance

What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

  • Applying ISO standards
  • Protecting the Earth
  • Efficient processes and reducing footprints
  • Planning efficient infrastructure
  • Constructive engagement of interested parties

Tying It All Together

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Next steps: formulating an action plan for systematic continual improvement, stakeholder engagement and environmental protection

4:30 PM

End of session


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