M+A Environmental Consultants Inc. training, sustainable, sustainability

By: M+a Environmental Consultants  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sustainability, Management Systems, Sustainable development

Consulting philosophy:

“We assist organizations to develop their own environmental programs and management systems, so that the know-how is retained in the organization after the consulting phase ends. Our approach emphasizes continual improvement of environmental capability and performance. We believe a consultant can serve as a guide, but the organization itself must understand the system and the related procedures.”

Environmental Management Systems / ISO 14001

M+A has participated with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in the development of management system standards, and therefore has an intimate understanding of the requirements. We provide corporations and institutions with a full range of services to support management system implementation, from assessing the business value to ensuring readiness for registration. These services include:

  • Assistance with Business Case Development

  • Gap Analysis

  • Environmental Policy Development

  • Implementation Planning and Project Management

  • Organizational Structure Development / Integration

  • Environmental Aspect and Legal Requirement Identification

  • Development of Procedures and Practices

  • Manual and Document Development

  • EMS and Auditor Training

  • Performance Metrics and Verification Systems

  • Internal Audits

  • ISO 14001 Registration Preparation

Sustainable Development Initiatives

We provide a full range of services to assist organizations to adapt their practices according to the principles of sustainable development. These services include:

  • Executive and Operational Familiarization Sessions

  • Assessment of Relevance of SD Principles to the Organization

  • Identification of Opportunities

  • Implementation Planning and Project Management

  • Management System Adaptation, as relevant

  • Training

  • Performance Metrics and Verification Systems

Nuclear Industry

M+A has assisted Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratories (INEEL - BBWI) in the development and improvement of environmental management practices. From the implementation of procedures to enable registration to ISO 14001, through environmental and EMS training, to leading internal EMS audits, M+A has considerable experience in the management of environmental performance of nuclear facilities.

Petroleum and Fossil Fuels

Working with many clients through the product lifecycle (exploration, mining and extraction, shipment / transmission, refining, and energy production), M+A has hands-on experience throughout this industry sector. We have participated in the planning and design of facilities (including Environmental Impact Assessment), development of management systems, registration to ISO 14001, and initiation of environmental sustainability programs.


Experience with our clients in the manufacturing and energy sectors, as well as municipal administration, has underlined the need to understand what "sustainability" means on a practical level. A fundamental step has been focused education and awareness building, based on which feasible opportunities have then been identified and assessed. Further, we have assisted major corporations to implement ongoing programs for defining and establishing sustainability initiatives over the longer term, as opposed to viewing "sustainability" as an individual project.

Keywords: Management Systems, Support Management System, Sustainability, Sustainable development,

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