Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Updated Sustainability Guidelines Available

Posted on May 3, 2023
Updated Sustainability Guidelines Available

Version 2.0 of Professional Practice Guidelines – Sustainability was published April 20. The guidelines provide guidance to engineering and geoscience professionals on how to incorporate sustainability in their professional practice.

The current revision seeks to do the following:

  • Incorporate content relevant to the Professional Governance Act;
  • Outline evolving sustainability considerations (e.g., equity, diversity and inclusion, reconciliation, and climate action);
  • Identify linkages and responsibilities related to the Code of Ethics; and
  • Provide advice and encouragement to both individual and firm Registrants to deliver sustainable solutions.

These guidelines were first published in 1995 and were updated in 2016. This current revision provides additional clarity through examples of actions that individual and firm Registrants can take to bring the “lens of sustainability” to their practice.

In addition to the guidelines, the Sustainability Reference Materials, published April 24, are a complement to the Professional Practice Guidelines - Sustainability. They are a starting point for registrants who want to learn more about key sustainability concepts, and how to integrate them into their practice.