About Us

The Environmental Managers Association (EMA) of BC encourages education and information sharing on environmental issues

Our Story

The EMA of BC is a non-profit organization that was founded in the early 1990s. A group of environmental managers performing environmental work in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors banded together to share their environmental management experiences and learn from one another as they tried to understand and cope with emerging environmental regulations. The association was originally named “iciEMA” to reflect the membership of industrial, commercial, and institutional organizations.

As the amount and scope of environmental work expanded, the membership criteria was opened up to include a broader range of environmental companies and others conducting environmental work such as environmental consulting firms, laboratories, law firms, and other service providers. The number of member companies immediately doubled and the association’s name was changed to the Environmental Managers Association (EMA) of BC.

Our Purpose

The EMA of BC assists businesses conducting environmental work to effectively anticipate and respond to environmental issues.

EMA of BC Leadership

Board members are elected by our membership at the annual general meeting. The EMA of BC staff consists of our Executive Director and Associate Director.