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?
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.
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.
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.