December 2020

Getting to Know ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems

Presented by the Environmental Professionals Division

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Stuart Nash at [email protected] for more information.
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Time: Log-in: 11:45 AM
Presentation: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Q&A Period: 1:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Webinar
Credit: 1 Informal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Free due to the generous support of the Environmental Professionals Division.

Please note that all attendees must have an online account with Engineers and Geoscientists BC prior to registering for webinars. For non-members and first-time users, this will mean creating a new account. Once your account is created, please login and return to the event registration page to complete your registration.
Contact: For registration questions, please contact Division staff support Stuart Nash at [email protected].
Important Dates: Please register by Thursday, December 3.
Please join the Environmental Professionals Division for the upcoming webinar on ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems. The webinar will describe the ISO 14001 standard from three distinct perspectives, those of the owner, the consultant, and the certifier.

The presentation will touch on ISO 14001 from three perspectives:

  • The owner’s perspective, presented by James Spankie – Why use ISO 14001? What does it take to implement the standard, and what are the benefits and costs to your organization?
  • The consultant’s perspective, presented by Stephen Salter – How do you approach implementing the standard as a consultant? How much effort should you budget for?
  • The certifier’s perspective, presented by Nelson Lee – What is the certifier’s role? What are the benefits of certification? How much time and cost does it take to get certified?


James Spankie, P.Eng.

Canfor Pulp Ltd.

James is a registered professional engineer in BC. He has over 25 years of industry experience including commissioning and startup at the Westpine MDF plant in Quesnel. James is currently involved with the ARBIOS Biotech Commercial Demonstration Project in Prince George, BC. James ahs been with Canfor since 1998; his most recent role was Environment Manager for Canfor Pulp. He is the past chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada Environment Committee, and the Chair of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Environmental Professionals Division. James also volunteers with the Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society. He received a B.A.Sc. in Environmental Systems Engineering (1993) from the University of Regina and an MBA (2014) from UNBC.

Stephen Salter P.Eng., LEED AP

Farallon Consultants Limited

Stephen is the owner of Farallon Consultants Limited. Farallon practices in three areas: renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction strategies and inventories based on ISO 14064, and environmental management systems. Since 1991, Stephen has provided services to over one hundred clients in the energy, electrical utility, forestry, pulp & paper, manufacturing, health care, education, telecommunications, engineering, municipal government, and advanced technology sectors in Canada, the United States, and Chile. Stephen has given presentations on environmental management systems and renewable energy projects across Canada and the USA, as well as in India and Brazil.

Nelson Lee, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.

Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc.

Nelson Lee is the President of Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc. He has advised corporations and governments on strategies for improving their sustainability related to environment, health, and safety (EHS) performance. He has 30+ years of professional EHS auditing and ISO 14001 certification experience in a variety of industrial sectors across the globe. Mr. Lee has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a M.A.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is an Executive Member of the Environmental Professionals and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Divisions of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He has been a registrant with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and APEGA since 1982.

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