Environmental Audit - A Simple Guide

What is an Environmental Audit

ImageEnvironmental auditing is a systematic, documented, periodic and objective process in assessing an organization's activities and services in relation to:

  • Assessing compliance with relevant statutory and internal requirements
  • Facilitating management control of environmental practices
  • Promoting good environmental management
  • Maintaining credibility with the public
  • Raising staff awareness and enforcing commitment to departmental environmental policy
  • Exploring improvement opportunities
  • Establishing the performance baseline for developing an Environmental Management System (EMS)

Image of ResourceConducting an environmental audit is no longer an option but a sound precaution and a proactive measure in today's heavily regulated environment. Indeed, evidence suggests that EA has a valuable role to play, encouraging systematic incorporation of environmental perspectives into many aspects of an organisation's overall operation, helping to trigger new awareness and new priorities in policies and practices.



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