Sustainability & Social Responsibility


Hi, I’m Monique Wismer, Partner and Director of Sustainability and Social Responsibility here at Trace. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have become increasing important in the business world. We work with companies to select measurement tools and determine a path that makes sense for their organization. Successfully implementing corporate social responsibility initiatives, voluntarily or for regulatory compliance, requires experienced professionals. Trace provides timely, cost-effective, and custom-fit solutions, so you can focus on your business.

Our sustainability and social responsibility experts help clients manage ESG risks in a landscape with evolving stakeholder and regulator requirements. Trace can assist in decision making, as well as advise on the communication of environmental, safety, financial, and social impacts. We are a firm with registered professionals you can trust, who will help you reach your sustainability goals. Click here to view our 2022 highlights.

Project Sustainability Tool

  • Trace’s Project Sustainability Tool compares remediation strategies and communicates the benefits of implementing sustainable strategies such as in-situ remediation, landfarming, and risk assessment relative to excavating and landfilling impacted soil
  • Used at the options assessment stage to support decision making, or after a project or program has been conducted as a communication tool demonstrating the benefits of alternative sustainable remediation approaches
  • Summary report includes the financial, environmental, social, and safety metrics assessed, and an infographic to assist in communications

Greenhouse Gas Offset
Quantification & Advisory

  • Offset project advisory
  • Development of offset Project Plans and subsequent Project Reports
  • Experienced working in voluntary offset markets, international regulated offset markets, as well as with the Alberta Emission Offset System

Greenhouse Gas and Social
Responsibility Advisory

  • Corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories
  • Corporate GHG reporting
  • GHG reduction targeting setting.
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting and advisory
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advisory
  • Commitment to Corporate Governance
  • Director Structure and Functioning
  • Internal Controls and Risk Management
  • Transparency and Communication
  • Shareholder Management

Renewables Regulatory

  • Regulatory liaising
  • Predevelopment studies
  • Environmental regulatory, approval renewals, amendments, and permitting
  • Annual environmental monitoring and reporting
  • GHG calculations
  • Emergency preparedness and planning, including:
    • Emergency response plans
    • Environmental emergency planning
    • Spill response plans
    • Emergency response contingency plans
  • Environmental inspections to support operating permits/approvals

Community Resiliency
Planning Support

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
  • Setting of environmental objectives and associated guiding policy.
  • Community preparedness and resilience.
  • Brownfield development advisory and brownfield grant application assistance
    • The City of Regina Underutilized Land Study, developed by V3 Companies of Canada Ltd., Praxis Consulting Ltd., and Trace, was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Planning award by the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute.
  • Emergency preparedness and planning.
  • Community GHG reduction planning (e.g. Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program)

what our clients are saying

“We like Trace. We like Ron, we like Nick, and we like the relationships we’ve built on our projects with them. They have a suite of services that cover the ecological and environmental, and they have demonstrated that they understand what needs to be done, aren’t doing unnecessary work, and they make sure it gets done. Ron told me that the Trace motto is to 'consult better.' This motto is reflected in the service they provide.”

Clark | Qualico Communities

“I appreciate Trace’s candidness, honesty, and straightforwardness. The communication is strong, they are always professional, and they stay on point. They’re good at what they do and are always available when I need them.”

Confidential Client

“Trace provides a level of personal service that we don’t get from other companies. We get straightforward, open communication with Project Managers, including frequent touch-points. Trace always does what they say they are going to do.”

Neil Reid | Midstream Energy Client

“I choose Trace because of their expertise and clarity on what they will deliver, and my trust in them. We share similar values of honesty and communication. They’re very thoughtful in what they do and their expertise is very appreciated. Nothing they do or say leaves you scratching your head.”

Warn Franklin | works with Ron at Trace

“I value our relationship with Trace and can see it continuing into the future.  Having a third party come in to do environmental inspections is very helpful and gives added focus on areas that might otherwise be neglected due to the busy nature of the business. Trace's expertise in the Environmental Consultant field helps keep NorSask on a path of continuous improvement. We very much appreciate the proactive approach that Trace takes to meet our needs.”

Kelly | NorSask