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About Jonathan Brun

Jonathan Brun is CEO and founder of Nimonik, a global company that helps organizations achieve compliance throughout their operations. Jonathan has worked with companies and governments around the world to help them identify their regulatory and internal requirements, issue actions to come into compliance and conduct audits to ensure continuous compliance. 

Jonathan received a Bachelor’s in Metals and Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2006. He is a regulatory compliance specialist with over 14 years of experience in EHS and quality compliance and over 20 years of experience in software development and project management. Jonathan also has extensive international experience in Europe, Canada, and China.

Publications & more

McGill Alumni Profile: Jonathan Brun

The article showcases Jonathan’s advocacy for open government data and his current focus on establishing a guaranteed income for Canadians, alongside his role as co-founder of Montréal Ouvert, with a brief mention of his background in the technology sector and experiences in metallurgical engineering internships. (French only)

In this Youtube video, Jonathan Brun advocates for implementing a basic income as the next democratic evolution, empowering citizens to engage in public life, highlighting his roles in advocating for basic income in Quebec and Canada.

Jonathan Brun discusses the need for Montreal to leverage its unique characteristics to attract business and tourism by proposing the creation of “Montreal Stores” around the world to showcase the city’s distinct culture and offerings.

In this Youtube video Jonathan Brun discusses how Montreal citizens are reinventing democracy with online tools for collaboration, creativity and accountability.

Interviews

  • SuperbCrew

Nimonik Delivers An Integrated Regulatory And Industry Standards Compliance Management Software

Discover how Nimonik’s integrated compliance management software streamlines regulatory and industry standards compliance for mid-sized companies, providing a cost-effective, user-friendly solution to proactively manage requirements across various jurisdictions and documents, with upcoming plans to integrate industry standards, offer affordable access to regulations, and introduce core functionalities enhancing compliance rates and business operations.

  • ECO Canada

The Path From Co-op To CEO Interview with Jonathan Brun, CEO Nimonik

Discover Jonathan Brun’s journey from co-op student to CEO of Nimonik and learn how ECO Canada internship funding played a crucial role in his career advancement.

Audit Module: A tool for Regulations and Standards and Corporate Documents

Nimonik Blog Posts

  • Standards and the Law

    Cary Coglianese has written an excellent paper on the interaction between Industry Standards and the Law. His main points are as follows: In short, standards and law are married – whether we like it or not. All good compliance professionals should ensure their teams have easy access to both the regulations that apply to their…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – April 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in April 2024. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – April 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • International ESG Regulatory Content Expansion

    Complying with industry standards is not merely a matter of compliance, it’s a fundamental requirement for businesses aiming to maintain their reputation and competitiveness. Most products and processes have a relevant industry standard that you must follow. We are committed to continuously enhancing our regulatory content. Our library has recently been updated with a significant number of…


  • Inside the Standards World with Daniel Chidgey from Standards Australia

    About Standards Australia Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for developing Australian standards. Standards Australia aims to improve Australia’s economic efficiency and international competitiveness while creating a safe and sustainable environment for all Australians. About Daniel Chidgey Daniel Chidgey leads Standards Australia’s Commercial Partnerships team. He collaborates with aggregators and innovators to execute…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – March 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in March 2024. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – March 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • ISO Strengthens Management Standards to Address Climate Action

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has unveiled significant updates to its management standards, reaffirming its commitment to addressing climate change. Announced in February, these revisions mark a pivotal shift in organizational climate action, aligning with the ISO London Declaration and reflecting ISO’s evolving approach to sustainability. Key Changes and Consequences  Under the updated standards,…


  • European Decision on standards incorporated by Reference (IBR) – Malamud – March 5th, 2024

    Major judgment today in Europe by Carl Malamud and the European Commission. The judgment basically states that free public access to standards incorporated into European law is legitimate.Please note, I am not a lawyer. By my quick take is that Malamud won on all counts. The trend towards making standards incorporated by reference freely available…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – February 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in February 2024. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – February 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – January 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – January 2024

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in January 2024. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Todd Fegan joins Nimonik as Strategic Advisor to grow standards offering

    Montreal, QC – January 20th, 2024 – Nimonik is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Fegan as a Strategic Advisor. Todd Fegan will help Nimonik develop and grow its offering of industry standards. Todd Fegan has over 30 years of experience in the information sector and most recently was the President of Techstreet.  Prior…


  • Document Center Acquisition and Integration Plan

    Nimonik expands into the United States with acquisition of Document Center, an industry standards reseller. Join Jonathan Brun and Kyle Bach as they discuss the integration process and enhanced features awaited by subscribers in this strategic expansion move. Agenda:


  • FREE CSA Group Oil & Gas Standards Incorporated by Reference

    The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has collaborated with the Western Regulators Forum (WRF) to make oil and gas standards more accessible to Canadian industry. The WRF is made up of the following regulatory authorities: Through the financial contribution of the CER, BCER, AER and Saskatchewan MER, Canadians are provided with no fee access to CSA…


  • Nimonik expands into the United States with acquisition of Document Center, an Industry Standards Reseller

    Montreal, QC – January 10th, 2024 – To grow its support of the U.S. and international manufacturing and industrial sectors, Nimonik Inc. (Nimonik) announced the acquisition of Document Center Inc. (Document Center), a 41-year-old industrial standards compliance information company based in California. Claudia Bach, owner of Document Center, will stay on with Nimonik as a…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – December 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – December 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in December 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Consequences of Accuris IHS Acquisition of Techstreet

    In the summer of 2023, Accuris (formerly IHS) quietly acquired Techstreet from ASME. At the time of writing, no public announcement had been made, which is odd for a deal of this size (about 70 M). At the time of the acquisition Accuris / IHS revenues were estimated at 350 M USD and Techstreet at…


  • ISO 14001 Compliance Obligations

    As the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, ISO (The International Organization for Standardization) aims to promote global material exchanges and mutual assistance, as well as to expand cooperation in knowledge, science, technology and economy. It covers all industries and subjects from manufactured products and technology to environment, health and safety. There are many…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – November 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – November 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in November 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • EPA Takes Strides Towards Cleaner Air: A Closer Look at the Supplemental Proposal to Reduce Air Pollution in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

    In the ongoing effort to combat air pollution and promote environmental sustainability, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a supplemental proposal aimed at reducing air pollution in the oil and natural gas industry. This move reflects the agency’s commitment to addressing the environmental challenges posed by these sectors. In this blog post, we’ll…


  • Full Integration of Templegate EHS Regulatory Services

    It gives us great pleasure to announce that both of Templegate’s compliance publications, Canadian Environmental and Regulatory Compliance News (CERCN) and Environmental, Health and Safety Regulatory Alerts (EHSRA), will be fully integrated into the Nimonik service and software products offered by Nimonik inc., – a Canadian-owned company based in Montréal. Templegate Information Services publications will…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – October 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in October 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – October 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


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  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – September 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in September 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – September 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Join Nimonik on November 14th for a Cocktail Event at CANECT

    Nimonik Cocktail Event Nimonik will host a cocktail event at 5 PM on November 14th. The event is open to the public, no CANECT registration required. This event will celebrate the acquisition of Templegate publications by Nimonik and allow environmental compliance professionals to exchange around a glass of wine.  About CANECT At Nimonik, we are…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – August 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – August 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in August 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • NimonikApp latest improvements

    Nimonik is happy to announce a series of improvements to the layout of our CO Registers page. These changes will allow users to more easily locate and use a wide range of functionalities offered with the Compliance Obligations Module. Key changes include: These changes will go live on August 31st, 2023. To see the full…


  • ESG Sustainability: Building a Better Future

    The ability of companies to balance economic growth and adopt ethical and sustainable practices has become a non-negotiable for companies that want to keep up with the changing expectations of consumers and investors alike. In this blog post, we’ll dive into what it means to embrace sustainable development through ESG initiatives and show you how…


  • CER – Nimonik Presentation about Onshore Pipeline Regulations

    Join us for a day of insightful and interactive discussion with the Canada Energy Regulator. Date: September 20th, 2023 Location: Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel Address: 110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5A6 Gathering Time: 9:00 AM Presentation Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Agenda Speakers Andrew Benson Andrew Benson is the Canada Energy Regulator’s…


  • AI and LLM impacts on Regulatory Analysis

    The focus of this webinar is to zoom in on how Generative AI is transforming the landscape of regulatory analysis. While Generative AI tools have become everyday companions for personal creativity whether it’s enhancing images, creating captivating videos, or simply providing entertainment, the spotlight now turns to the less explored avenue – its role in…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – July 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in July 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – July 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Unveiling Non-compliance in Regulatory Standards: Implications, Types, Factors & Proactive Solutions

    In today’s business landscape, adhering to regulatory standards is crucial for any company’s success and reputation. As Warren Buffet once said, “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Non-compliance can have severe consequences, leading to financial losses, legal troubles, and damage to a company’s image. Understanding the meaning…


  • Environment Health Safety Regulations: Latest Trends

    Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) regulations are constantly evolving. With new technologies, industries, and environmental concerns emerging, keeping up with the latest trends in EHS regulations is crucial for businesses to remain compliant and avoid costly penalties.This article examines the latest trends in EHS regulations and provides insights into how businesses can adapt and thrive…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – June 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in June 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – June 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • Trends in Regulatory Compliance and Integrated Solutions for Effective Compliance Management

    Regulatory compliance is a critical aspect of any business. It ensures that companies follow laws, regulations, and standards that govern their industries. However, with the ever-changing regulatory landscape, compliance can be a challenge. Companies must stay current with the latest trends in regulatory compliance to avoid penalties, legal issues, and reputational damage. Today, regulatory compliance…


  • Press release: Nimonik expands its presence in Ontario and across Canada with acquisition of Templegate Information Services Inc.’s Publications

    June 20th, 2023 For Immediate Release Montreal, QC–June 20th, 2023– To grow its support of the Canadian manufacturing, industrial and consulting sectors, Nimonik announced the acquisition of the publications of Templegate Information Services Inc (Templegate)., a 35-year old regulatory compliance information company based in Toronto, ON. Lawrence Earl and Judy Earl, owners of Templegate, will…


  • Insights from Nimonik Offline Seminar in Shanghai

    As part of our commitment to fostering EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) excellence, our dedicated Nimonik team based in China hosted an insightful offline seminar in the vibrant city of Shanghai on May 26, 2023. We were honored to have three senior experts in the EHS industry to share the following topics: Throughout the seminar,…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – May 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in May 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Brazil EHS Regulatory Content Expanded for office spaces sector

    Nimonik inc. is pleased to announce an expansion of its regulatory, standards and news compliance coverage. Nimonik customers can now consult more documents, add it to their compliance obligations register, track them for changes and convert the regulations into audits.  New Content Country: Brazil Jurisdiction: São Paulo (State) Topics: EHS topics Document Types: Legislation Industry…


  • Understanding Compliance Audit Cost: Factors Influencing the Price of EHS Audits

    Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) compliance audits ensure workplace safety, environmental protection and regulatory compliance. However, many companies are hesitant to undergo these audits due to concerns about the cost. So, how much does an EHS compliance audit cost, and what factors affect the price? There’s no simple answer, as several variables can impact the…


  • CER Onshore Pipeline Regulation Overhaul

    The Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) (formerly National Energy Board NEB) is currently reviewing the Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR). Nimonik has been working with this regulation and many Oil & Gas midstream companies for years, it is great to see the regulator updating it. The CER just released its initial report on the feedback it has…


  • California EHS Regulatory Content Expanded for Chemical, Construction and Utilities Industry

    Nimonik inc. is pleased to announce an expansion of its regulatory, standards and news compliance coverage. Nimonik customers can now consult more documents, add it to their compliance obligations register, track them for changes and convert the regulations into audits.  New Content Country: United States Jurisdiction: California Topics: EHS topics Document Types: Legislation Industry Sectors:…


  • Maximizing Your Compliance Audit: A Practical Approach to Conducting Effective Internal Audits

    If you’re embarking on a compliance audit for the first time, a step-by-step guide can be an invaluable resource. A well-structured guide can help you plan your audit, keep you on track throughout the process, and ensure that you cover all the necessary steps. This type of guide can take you through the process of…


  • How to Develop an Effective Compliance Audit Process

    A compliance audit process is crucial to any business that wants to ensure it follows all relevant laws and regulations. These audits help companies identify areas where they may fall short and take corrective action before legal or financial consequences arise. A compliance audit comprehensively reviews a company’s operations, policies, and procedures. It covers many…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – APRIL 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in April 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – April 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulations and standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help.…


  • How Compliance Software Can Benefit Your Business?

    One of the primary benefits of a compliance program is ensuring you operate within legal boundaries and mitigate potential risks or penalties. The advantages of using compliance software is the ability to become fully compliant with industry regulations and standards. Compliance management is necessary regardless of the type of business you operate. You risk getting…


  • Vale Mining and the U.S. SEC Settle

    What you say matters. This is especially true if you are a publicly listed company in the United States. Three weeks ago, the SEC announced a settlement with Vale (Brazil) regarding its false statements in public documents concerning the safety of its dams in Brazil. The statements regarding inspections of these dams were made in…


  • Nimonik Regulatory Library Enhancements

    Nimonik is happy to announce a series of improvements to our library of regulatory documents and industrial standards. This library contains over 500,000 documents from 30 countries and 342 jurisdictions. Sorting and finding relevant regulatory documents in such a large database can sometimes be a challenge. With that in mind, Nimonik has made a series…


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – March 2023

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. Nimonik monitors EHS legislation, regulation sand standards in over 30 countries and 400 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us…


  • How to Build an Agile Plan to Manage Regulatory Changes

    What is Compliance Management? Compliance management ensures a business follows all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. It involves identifying and assessing compliance risks, implementing policies and procedures to address those risks, and monitoring and reporting on compliance activities. Effective compliance management helps companies avoid legal and financial risks and maintain their reputation and credibility.…


  • Comparing SAI Global and Nimonik – Document Center: Choosing the Right Standard Management Partner for Your Business

    In an era where regulatory compliance, industry standards, and geographical regulations can make or break a business, finding a trustworthy platform to guide your journey is paramount. Whether operating in a single industry or juggling multiple sectors across various regions, these systems can be your lifeline.  But with numerous options on the market, how do…


  • How to Successfully Implement ISO 37301

    ISO 37301 is a standard that helps organizations ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements while upholding ethical and social responsibilities. Implementing ISO 37301 can be a challenging but rewarding process for organizations looking to ensure they meet all their obligations.  However, to successfully implement ISO 37301, organizations must be aware of the pitfalls that…


  • Buying Down Risk Using Standardized Management Systems

    In today’s business landscape, many companies operate in a heavily regulated environment where strict compliance is essential. The consequences of non-compliance can be severe, ranging from substantial fines, legal liabilities, reputational damage, and even the loss of business. Hence, it is vital for companies to take a proactive approach towards managing their compliance obligations to…


  • How to Transition from Obligation Management to Managed Obligations

    Obligation Management and Managed Obligations – the two concepts that are often confused, but have distinct differences. This article outlines how to differentiate them to effectively manage your obligations. In today’s complex business environment, organizations face an increasing number of legal, regulatory, and voluntary obligations. Managing these obligations is essential for organizations to ensure they…


  • Compliance Management Systems — International Standard ISO/FDIS 37301 Checklist

    Compliance is essential for a successful and sustainable organization. A comprehensive compliance management system can help organizations comply with laws, regulations, and industry standards. Leadership, core values, and a positive culture of compliance are crucial for embedding compliance in the organization’s behavior. Noncompliance can lead to legal consequences, while integrity and adequate compliance contribute to…


  • A Comparative Analysis of Accuris and Nimonik – Document Center Inc. as Alternative Compliance Solutions

    In the rapidly changing and dynamic world, keeping abreast of current standards and regulations is paramount to success. Accuris and Nimonik – Document Center Inc. are two companies that specialize in providing businesses with the resources and tools needed to stay compliant and innovative. Accuris (formerly IHS), offers access to Industry Standards in print, pdf…


  • What are the main differences between ISO 19600 and ISO 37301?

    ISO 37301 Blog Post Series ISO 37301 replaces and improves on ISO 19600, what are the key differences? ISO 19600 and ISO 37301 are both standards that provide guidance on compliance management systems. However, there are several key differences between the two standards.  Requirements, not guidelines: now certifiable ISO 19600 provides guidance on the establishment,…


  • ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems – Key Elements

    This new standard updates and replaces ISO 19600 and provides an excellent framework for compliance management in a modern organization. Introduction ISO 37301 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an effective compliance management system (CMS) within an organization. The standard was published in 2021 and is…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – February 2023

    By: Sydney Sybydlo Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in February 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information…


  • Free SASB Standards Checklists for the Consumer Goods Sector

    Sustainability Accounting Standards (now part of IFRS) for consumer goods are important because they provide a framework for measuring and reporting on the sustainability performance of companies in the consumer goods industry. These standards help companies to identify and manage their sustainability risks and opportunities, and enable investors and other stakeholders to assess their sustainability…


  • ChatGPT and Legal research

    ChatGPT from OpenAI has garnered significant attention from various sectors, including academia and journalism, with opinions ranging from excitement about its potential uses to concerns about information integrity and skilled workers’ displacement. Nimonik has been investigating the implications of this new AI tool for regulatory compliance and will be discussing them in a series of…


  • Techstreet vs. Document Center: Navigating Industry Standards with Two Powerhouse Platforms

    Are you looking for a reliable platform for managing industry standards, regulations, and compliance requirements? Navigating the complex and ever-changing industry standards and specifications can be daunting, especially for businesses operating in multiple industries or geographical regions. That’s where document management systems come into play. With several resources available, how do you know which provides…


  • CALGARY OIL & GAS REGULATORY AND STANDARDS COMPLIANCE DAY 

    On 18th January 2023, Nimonik Inc. hosted the inaugural “Calgary Oil & Gas Regulatory and Standards Compliance Day”; the first event in an ongoing series outlining emerging regulatory changes and compliance management solutions. This one-day event aimed to facilitate the discussion of compliance issues and regulatory frameworks applicable to the oil & gas industry. Agenda…


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – January 2023

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in January 2023. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will…


  • Right size your compliance management software solution

    Organizations often purchase too much technology in the hopes it will solve their problems. The other extreme are organizations who do not implement anything out of fear of cost and complexity.  Introduction A new Nimonik customer recently downsized from an expensive compliance management software. By doing so, they reduced annual costs from $400,000 to approximately…


  • Free checklists for inspections and audits of occupational health and safety of workers

    Why worker safety are important Audits and inspections contribute to the occupational health and safety of workers by identifying hazards and unsafe conditions in the workplace. While they are a critical part of a safety program, they do not replace a robust safety program. It is also important to not confuse audits and inspections. One…


  • Case Study Notes: Carnival Cruise Lines Compliance Journey

    Introduction Carnival Cruise Lines has a history of rough seas when it comes to environmental compliance programs. With over 60 million dollars in fines and after being placed in monitorship by the United States Department of Justice, Carnival decided to embark on a journey to make their compliance management program world-class. This post summarizes some…


  • ECO Impact 2023 CALGARY Conference

    ECO IMPACT 2023 is back live and in-person. This event aims to broaden your horizons, elevate your skills, and celebrate the best and brightest certified environmental professionals in Canada. During these 2 days, you will be able to:  Our CEO, Johnathan Brun, will speak on a panel, “The Big Shift: From Boomers to Gen Y…


  • Oil & GAS REGULATORY UPDATES CANADA 2022

    Between January 1st, 2022 and December 1st, 2022, 225 significant changes were made to regulatory documents that affect the Oil & Gas industry in Canada. There were other changes that are not covered in this report, to obtain a more exhaustive list of regulatory changes that may affect the oil & gas industry in Canada,…


  • Alternatives to Reg Auditor by Gensuite Benchmark

    Compliance with ever changing EHS regulations can feel like a non-stop marathon. With regulations constantly shifting and varying by location, staying on top of everything can be overwhelming. Managing audits and corrective actions for multiple facilities, teams and locations can add to the challenge.  Reg Auditor by Benchmark Gensuite solves this problem by offering a…


  • Calgary Oil & Gas Regulatory and Standards Compliance Day 2023 + Virtual

    Join us on January 18th, 2023 at the Wildrose North Conference Room of Sheraton Eau Claire at 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5C2, in Downtown Calgary, AB with Virtual Option for a day of discussion, learning and exchange on compliance issues in the Oil & Gas sector. This one day event is open…


  • Press Release : Nimonik Inc. expands presence in Western Canada with acquisition of MediaLogic

    October 24th, 2022 For Immediate Release Nimonik Inc. expands presence in Western Canada with acquisition of MediaLogic Inc. Montreal, QC–October 24, 2022 – Nimonik, a standards and regulatory compliance software solutions company, announced today it has acquired Calgary-based MediaLogic Inc. The acquisition of this exceptional team of compliance specialists will accelerate Nimonik’s growth plans in North…


  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the EHS Regulatory compliance space – 2022

    Back in 2018 I wrote about changes in the EHS space and how it might affect EHS Managers and Directors. Back then, I concluded the article with, “I am notoriously bad at predictions – be they political, economic or other. I do not know where the EHS Market is headed, but it is clearly ripe…


  • CCOHS Canadian enviroOSH Competitors: Complete Review

    Having a compliance management partner allows you as a company to be ahead and know all the regulations and compliances your company needs to meet.  Canadian enviroOSH competitors offer similar services, but each alternative has its advantages and disadvantages. A robust compliance partner helps prepare your company for future and foreseeable compliance and regulation changes.…


  • RegScan Enhesa: Leading the Way Among Compliance Software Providers

    RegScan Enhesa emerges as a trailblazer in the realm of compliance software providers and regulatory tracking platforms. With a rich history dating back to 1987, Enhesa has solidified its reputation as a trusted partner for organizations seeking comprehensive solutions to navigate the intricate landscape of regulatory compliance. In 2022 Enhesa announced its acquisition of RegScan,…


  • Creating exceptions to regulations is a recipe for disaster

    Creating exceptions to regulations is a recipe for disaster. If you can bypass a regulation with a special permit, what is the point of regulation? In the province of Quebec, home to 8 million people, it recently came to light that a refinery has been emitting arsenic above recommended levels for years. Their permit to…


  • Compliance is culture

    Compliance is fundamentally a systems problem that sits on top of a culture problem. In this 1986 interview with Richard Feynman, the famed Nobel physicist explains what led to Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. To explain the dysfunction at NASA, he uses the powerful analogy of a child who runs into the street and is reprimanded…


  • ENHESA Competitors Complete Review

    Having a compliance management partner allows you as a company to be ahead and know all the regulations and compliances your company needs to meet. ENHESA competitors offer similar services, but each alternative has its advantages and disadvantages. A robust compliance partner helps prepare your company for future and foreseeable compliance and regulation changes. The…


  • Introducing Document Extracts

    Nimonik strives to help organizations quickly understand their obligations in regulations, acts, codes, standards and internal documents. We do this by adding valuable meta-data such as environmental, safety, HR, privacy or other topics to documents. We also associate documents to specific industries and pieces of physical equipment. Nimonik is happy to announce a new feature…


  • Build your business case for a centralized comprehensive compliance program

    One company, one compliance approach – that is what Nimonik recommends. Too many companies take a siloed and ad-hoc approach to compliance. With growing compliance issues across privacy, trade, cyber-security, environmental, safety and other areas – this whack-a-mole approach is no longer tenable. This webinar discusses how to build a business case for taking a…


  • Top 5 Reasons ESG Compliance Programs are Important to Shareholder Value

    Ways ESG Compliance Programs Create Value ESG compliance programs are becoming an integral component of a holistic approach to compliance, transparency, and accountability. Are you ready? A recent report by the consulting firm McKinsey analyzes the results of their 2019 Global Survey on Sustainability. The report outlines increasingly positive perceptions around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs…


  • Working Outside – Who Pays for Personal Protective Equipment?

    Unsure who is responsible for purchasing PPE? Here is the summary of PPE requirements, policies and legislation for both provincial and federal levels in Canada.


  • ESG and Compliance: Where do we go from here?

    Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are growing in importance for nearly all businesses. ESG is a hot topic these days, but how does compliance to regulations, standards and EHS requirements fit into the ESG puzzle? Agenda This webinar will discussed how growing ESG requirements will impact the need for better compliance programs, data gathering…


  • Overview of the Ontario Emissions Performance Standards (EPS)

    The Ontario Emissions Performance Standards (EPS), a program applies new obligations and greenhouse gas performance standards for Ontario industry starting on January 1, 2022. Here we summarized the important content regarding the participation of the EPS program, GHG emission limits and reporting.


  • Conducting Workplace Assessments Under Bill C-65

    Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), comes into effect on January 1, 2021. Here is the summary of noteworthy changes.


  • Resilience: An Outcome of Comprehensive Compliance

    In our previous blog post (Obstacles to Comprehensive Compliance) we explored a strategy of improved comprehensiveness to achieve better compliance and more specifically better coverage. While improved coverage is an important outcome it is not the only one or the most critical. Comprehensive compliance must also contribute to an organization’s resiliency — the ability to…


  • Challenge 2021: Internal Obligations Management Best Practices

    Challenge Resources Download the weekly Challenge Worksheet Fill out the weekly Friday Retrospective Form Standup Session 1 Slides Standup Session 2 Video Standup Session 2 Slides Standup Session 3 Video Standup Session 3 Slides Standup Session 4 Video Standup Session 4 Slides Standup Session 5 Video Standup Session 5 Slides Webinar Challenge Introduction Nimonik is…


  • Canada, we have a compliance problem

    Times of crisis show the true nature of a system. COVID is laying bare our culture of non-compliance and recklessness. Introduction A report released today by the Canadian Armed Forces outlines a culture of wreckless non-compliance that led to many innocent deaths in Ontario aged persons homes. This is a symptom of a broken system…


  • ISO 19600 – Compliance Management System

    Most organizations have a siloed approach to compliance with environmental, safety, quality, community engagement and other departments managing their compliance issues separately. Increasing fines, penalties and criminal proceedings for non-compliance are driving organizations around the world to change their approach to compliance management. ISO recently introduced a unified compliance management system, 19600. This standard has…


  • The 4 Key Types of EHS Regulations and Standards

    EHS regulations and EHS standards exist to ensure organizations in specific industries maintain environmental compliance and workplace safety standards. The purpose of these regulations and standards is to incite behavior that would not otherwise occur and achieve EHS regulatory compliance. By adhering to EHS regulatory compliance requirements, organizations can effectively safeguard the environment and create…