About Tavares Group
Tavares Group Consulting is a corporate social responsibility firm specializing in environmental and health & safety (EHS) management systems, training and communications. Projects have focused on the process approach supporting sustainability implementation in a number of sectors – agriculture, automotive, construction, education, electronics, power generation, furniture, food and beverage, municipalities, retail, etc. – and have included:
- Management systems integration and optimization
- Training development and delivery (EHS, emergency response, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability, environmental legislation, etc.)
- EHS / CSR / Sustainability reporting
- Development of Greenhouse (GHG) quantification / inventories
- ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, GHG, Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and EHS compliance auditing
Tavares Group Consulting has also participated in the development of the ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility and the 2004 version and current revision of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard.
About Tavares Group | Team
B.Sc., M.Sc., EP (EMSLA), EP-Sustainability
Sandra Tavares is the Principal of Tavares Group Consulting Inc. Since 1995, Sandra's experience has ranged from local Environment and Health & Safety (EHS) management with small firms to global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management with large multinationals. Sandra, a certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor and Greenhouse Gas Verifier, has conducted EHS management and compliance audits throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Sandra is an active member of the Canadian Advisory Committees on Environmental Management and Social Responsibility; these committees provide Canadian feedback to the ISO Technical Committees who develop the ISO 14001 and ISO 26000 standards, respectively. Sandra is a former Director of the Board for the Small Business Centre and Environmental Management Resource Centre for Business in London, Ontario and former member of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment's (CCME) Pollution Prevention Awards Advisory Board and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Environmental Quality Committee. Sandra earned her M.Sc. (Plant Science/Environmental Science) from the University of Western Ontario, where she returned to lecture at the Masters of Environment & Sustainability program. She is fluent in English and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., M.E.S., EMS-Lead Auditor
Kirsi McLandress is the Sustainability Associate for Tavares Group Consulting Inc. Having grown up in Northern Ontario, Kirsi has first hand knowledge of the impact development and industry can have upon the environment and the importance of social responsibility. Kirsi has worked in education at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary level and has experience in sustainability action planning, program and policy development in the public sector, environmental management system and environmental compliance auditing. Kirsi, an EMS-Lead Auditor certified through Exemplar Global, earned her B.A. (Hons) in Geography and B.Ed. from Laurentian University and her Master of Environment and Sustainability (M.E.S.) from the University of Western Ontario. Kirsi has completed training in Life Cycle Analysis, has The Natural Step - Level One certification, and most recently has completed and passed the ISO 14001:2015 transition training and assessment, required of all Exemplar Global-certified auditors. A Canadian and Finnish citizen, Kirsi is bilingual in English and French.
B.A., B.Sc., M.E.S., ISSP-SA
Sustainability Toolkit Project Manager
Sarah Beyea is the Sustainability Toolkit Project Manager for Tavares Group Consulting. Sarah has over nine years of experience in project management, program development, and account management. She has a keen interest in Corporate Social Responsibility and helping to build sustainable business. Sarah earned her B.A. (Hons) in Anthropology and her B.Sc. in Biology from the University of New Brunswick, and her Master of Environment and Sustainability (M.E.S.) from the University of Western Ontario. She is a member of the Canada Green Building Council, the Project Management Institute, Pillar Nonprofit Network, and she is a board member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. Sarah has completed her Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management from Western Continuing Studies. She has also completed training in the GRI G4 reporting requirements, Life Cycle Analysis, Green Building, the Circular Economy, Environmental Legislation and Certification, Circular Economy and has The Natural Step – Level One certification. Sarah is bilingual in English and French.