Who are we?

Since 1999, the Groupe DGE International has been using its expertise in management systems, environment and occupational health and safety, in order to provide services to its industrial, commercial and institutional clients.

The Groupe DGE has made a name for itself and maintained its well-known reputation through the implementation of ISO 14001 environmental management systems, OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management systems, as well as performing evaluations of legal compliance and audits.

For customized services, call us at 819-820-8881 or write us at info@dgeinternational.ca


Our Services

  1. ISO 14001

    ISO 14001 Standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (www.iso.org) sets out a framework for organizations in order to structure their environmental management. This standard is the international reference in this field.

    Groupe DGE International has an extended experience in implementing environmental management systems in various sectors, such as industrial, manufacturing, distribution and institutional.

    Transition to ISO 14001:2015

    ISO 14001 Standard has been revised in Fall 2015 and organizations now have to begin their transition to the new version of the standard.

    Groupe DGE International can help you identifying the gaps between your current management system and the new requirements. Many tools have been specially developed to help you find custom solutions, well adapted to your organization.

    The coaching approach

    In our coaching approach, a Groupe DGE International’s specialist prepares training modules to assist your project manager during the development of the company’s ISO 14001 management system.

    The project manager then benefits from our experience, while several concrete examples of management tools are introduced to him/her. The objective is to understand the requirements of the standard and to meet them, while finding a custom application for your organization.

    The “turn-key” approach

    For companies facing a lack of resources or preferring to refer to experts in the field, Groupe DGE International provides the full implementation of an environmental management system.

    In this approach, your internal project manager describes the company’s needs and explains to Groupe DGE International what the company wishes to see in its management system. We then draft the documentation and ask you to validate it. Finally, we ensure the system implementation, provide training for your staff, and then perform internal audits, in order to adequately prepare your company for the certification audit.

    Clients who used this service

    ArjoHunthleigh
    Arjohuntleigh
    Plant located in Magog. Production of medical equipment.
    Canada Steamship Lines
    Canada Steamship Lines
    Headquartered in Montreal and domestic fleet. Maritime transport service.

    L'Oréal Canada
    L’Oréal
    Located in Montreal. Manufacture and distribution of cosmetics.
    TRT-ETGO
    TRT-ETGO
    Plant in Bécancour. Production of canola and soybean oil.

    Arrondissement St-Laurent
    Ville de Montréal
    Saint-Laurent Borough. City Hall, public works and recreation.
    Toyoda Gosei | Waterville TG
    Waterville TG
    Plants located in Quebec and Ontario. Manufacture of rubber products.

  2. OHSAS 18001

    OHSAS 18001:2007 Standard, published by the British Standards Institution (www.bsigroup.ca) is the international reference for the implementation of an occupational health and safety management system.

    Groupe DGE International has an extended experience in implementing environmental management systems in various sectors, such as industrial, manufacturing, distribution and institutional.

    The coaching approach

    In our coaching approach, a Groupe DGE International’s specialist prepares training modules to assist your project manager during the development of the company’s OHSAS 18001 management system.

    The project manager then benefits from our experience, while several concrete examples of management tools are introduced to him/her. The objective is to understand the requirements of the standard and to meet them, while finding a custom application for the company.

    The “turn-key” approach

    For companies facing a lack of resources or preferring to refer to experts in the field, Groupe DGE International provides the full implementation of an OHS management system.

    In this approach, your internal project manager describes the company’s needs and explains to Groupe DGE International what the company wishes to see in its management system. We then draft the documentation and ask you to validate it. Finally, we ensure the system implementation, provide training for your staff, and then perform internal audits, in order to adequately prepare your company for the certification audit.

    Clients who used this service

    Arcelor Mittal
    ArcelorMittal
    Plant in Coteau-du-Lac. Galvanization of steel sheets.
    camoplast
    Camoplast Solideal
    Plants in Canada, the United States and Sri Lanka. Manufacturing rubber parts for the transport industry.

    CIMA+
    CIMA+
    Located in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. Consulting engineering.
    Corporation Steris
    Steris Corporation
    Plant in Quebec. Manufacture of medical equipment.

    imperial Tobacco Canada
    Imperial Tobacco
    Sites located all across Canada. Distribution of tobacco products.
    Velan S.A.S.
    Velan
    Plants Montreal and Granby. Manufacturing of metal valves.

  3. Evaluation of compliance

    The evaluation of legal compliance is designed for companies that wish to meet the requirements of ISO 14001 and/or OHSAS 18001 standards, as well as those that want to show their due diligence.

    The legal compliance assessment may be described under various names, such as the environmental compliance audit (ECA) or the legal compliance audit, but the objective remains the same: to identify all the applicable requirements in environment and/or in OHS, and then to assess the compliance of your company. It also allows the organization to prioritize actions to be undertaken to improve its performance.

    Groupe DGE International is now renowned for its methodology and its rigour for these types of mandates.

    Clients who used this service

    Air Transat
    Air Transat
    Sites in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. International airline.
    Aluminerie Alouette
    Aluminerie Alouette
    Plant located in Sept-Îles. Aluminum production.

    Artopex
    Artopex
    Factories located in Granby and Laval. Manufacture of office furniture.
    Bombardier Produits Récréatifs
    BRP
    All sites in Quebec. Manufacture of recreational vehicles.

    OMYA
    OMYA
    Quarry located in Saint-Armand. Quarrying and mineral processing.
    RTI Claro
    RTI-Claro
    Plant in Laval. Manufacture of components for the aerospace industry.

  4. Internal Audits

    Internal audits must be performed in order to ensure compliance with the ISO 14001 and/or OHSAS 18001 standards requirements.

    The objective of these audits is to assess the effectiveness of the implementation or maintenance of your management system. Audits also enable you to identify opportunities for improving and optimizing your ways of doing things. Groupe DGE International can assist you in two different ways for these audits.

    Performing internal audits

    Groupe DGE International provides you with specialists to perform internal audits of your ISO 14001 and/or OHSAS 18001 management system

    The experience of our team allows you to get an outside perspective by auditors who seek solutions to improve your system, with a minimum of internal resources within your company.

    Training for internal auditors

    For companies that prefer to have their management system audited by their own staff, Groupe DGE International provides training to the auditors.

    This training is customized for your company and includes, if you wish, a practical session that allows your auditors to perform audits under the supervision of an experienced auditor

    Clients who used this service

    Agropure
    Agropur
    Sites located in Quebec, Ontario and the United States. Production of Milk and dairy products.
    Amcor
    Amcor
    Plant located in Saint-Césaire. Manufacture of packaging products.

    EXO-S
    Exo-S
    Plant in Richmond. Thermoplastic parts manufacturing for the auto industry.
    Magotteaux
    Magotteaux
    Plant in Magog. Foundry.

    Polykar
    Polykar
    Plant in Montreal. Production of plastic bags and food packaging.
    Société sylvicole Mistassini
    Sociétés sylvicoles Mistassini
    Sites located Mistassini and Chambord. Forestry operations and management.

  5. Legal Monitoring

    Legal monitoring is a key management tool for managers who wish to be on the look-out for new or modification of legal requirements to ensure their due diligence.

    Groupe DGE International performs the updating of legal and regulatory requirements, both in environment and occupational health and safety. By choosing this service, your company receives the information on all requirement changes, as well as a summary of impacts on your organization.

  6. Environmental Management

    Groupe DGE International provides a variety of services to support its clients in their environmental management:

    • Outsourcing in the company or interim of the environmental management
    • Application for a certificate of approval from the MDDELCC (Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change).
    • Reporting to various legal authorities
      • Notices issued under sections 56 and 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA);
      • Annual management report of hazardous materials (“Bilan de gestion des matières dangereuses résiduelles”);
      • Report to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI);
      • Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere ;
    • Improving hazardous materials management in the organization
    • Simplifying current documents in the management system
    • Identifying and evaluating environmental aspects to respond particularly to requirements of clause 4.3.1 of the 14001 standard
  7. OHS Management

    Groupe DGE International provides a variety of services to support its clients in their OHS management:

    • OHS risk assessment
    • Reviewing management tools (managing corrective actions, reporting and investigation of incidents, etc.)
    • Simplifying documentation

Testimonials

  • DGE International has developed and implemented our ISO 14001 environmental management system project for our plants in Quebec and Ontario. The DGE’s team has always well targeted our needs and met them adequately.

    Since achieving our ISO 14001 certification, almost 15 years ago, we consult DGE on a regular basis. They provided us with customized services, adapted to our needs, including compliance assessment as well as environmental and OHS legal monitoring in the preparation of environmental reports and internal audits. DGE’s dynamic and committed staff helped us to meet technical needs, whether it was for establishing realistic action plans or achieving our objectives. On a few occasions, their specialists were brought in to temporarily assume responsibility and each time, we have been impressed by their great availability.

    The contribution of DGE is particularly appreciated for its reliability, its variety of options offered and its quick response time.

    Serge Lamontagne, Eng. Maintenance, plant engineering and environmental Manager
    Waterville TG Inc.

  • At BRP, we made you a key partner in our commitment to legal compliance. Your dedicated team offers high quality services, at very competitive prices.

    Your staff is qualified, entirely dedicated to mandates assigned to them and works with an approach greatly appreciated by our managers. Your openness creates a positive and constructive atmosphere, which enables us to be in a constant solution mode.

    What we appreciate the most about DGE’s work is that they have a very good understanding of our needs and mandates are clearly defined. Your protocols are complete and included in all your reports. We fully rely on you because of your professionalism, rigorous monitoring, as well as the quality of deliverables, which are always delivered within deadlines. Your commitments are always met.

    Louise Tremblay, Manager, Environmental compliance
    BRP

  • I was mandated by Velan’s management to establish a Health, Safety and Environment system (HSE) as well as to obtain the OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications for our four Quebec plants in a same accreditation.

    I was more than delighted to meet Sophie Gauvin and her team from the Groupe DGE International for coaching me on this approach because despite my experience in HSE, the path to achieve goals can be very challenging, if good alignments are not made along the way.

    DGE’s on-site approach clearly shows the extensive experience of the team and cutting-edge expertise in implementing management systems. The entire team provides a pleasant working environment and their structured approach ensures effective work, with results-based outcomes. DGE has particularly helped us improve and demonstrate our due diligence, among other things, legal compliance assessments, monitoring of legal requirements, drafting of the HSE working procedures and training of our work teams.

    Whether it is during the certification process or the system maintenance, DGE’s contribution is essential. Their knowledge and solutions surely allow us to save time and money.

    I regularly talk about DGE to all my professional acquaintances and I proudly recommend them to support your various HSE approaches!

    You will come out a winner from this partnership and emerge stronger professionally!

    Christine Venditto, Corporate Health, Safety and Environment Manager
    Velan

  • Since 2003, Polykar has worked alongside Groupe DGE International in the implementation of its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems. Our business relationship has been, and it continues to be a highly-valued professional experience.

    Since our first ISO certifications, and as the only plastic bag manufacturer in Canada to hold both standards, Groupe DGE has given Polykar unwavering diligent and professional care. Our assigned team was extremely capable in understanding our needs and this is a key element of their success. Each mandate with us was given equal importance, regardless of its scope.

    Without doubt, I recommend Groupe DGE to any high-achieving business that desires top quality results and an effective process implementation of their management systems.

    Elyse Damdjee, President
    Polykar Inc.

Contact us

1870, Cécile-Chabot, Sherbrooke (Québec) J1J 1P2
Phone : 819-820-8881 / Fax : 819-820-8808 / Email : info@dgeinternationnal.ca

Sophie Gauvin, M. Env., CEA

Sophie Gauvin is President and founder of the Groupe DGE International Inc. Since 1999, she acts as a consultant on environmental management and occupational health and safety (OHS), specialized in the planning and implementation of ISO 14001 and/or OHSAS 18001 management systems with companies operating in a wide range of sectors.

She holds a Master’s degree in Environment from the University of Sherbrooke and she is a certified environmental auditor (CEA) since 2005 as well as an ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 lead auditor.

819 820 8881

sgauvin@dgeinternational.ca

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Yves Lépine, M. Env., CEA

Yves Lépine is Vice-President of Groupe DGE International Inc., where he acts as a project manager for more than 10 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal, as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental studies from the Université de Sherbrooke. He has also been a certified environmental auditor (CEA) since 2008.

819 820 8881

ylepine@dgeinternational.ca

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