About Tavares Group

Tavares Group Consulting is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) firm specializing in environmental and health & safety (EHS) and drinking water quality management systems, sustainability planning and implementation, training and communications. Our emphasis on the management systems process approach to sustainability has been developed as a software product, Staarsoft® to assist businesses to manage comprehensive sustainability programs.

Consulting projects have focused on this 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, DWQMS, 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

Sandra Tavares,

B.Sc., M.Sc., EP (EMSLA),


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 was an active member of the Canadian Advisory Committees on Environmental Management and Social Responsibility who provided Canadian feedback to the ISO Technical Committees to 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.