audit management Articles

  • Women in Auditing

    While wearing my audit manager hat, I need to consider the culture of the jurisdiction in which I am compiling an audit team. Perhaps, in that jurisdiction, a woman cannot be a lead auditor. Perhaps, a woman may not be comfortable staying in the local motel. While wearing my auditor hat, I am often confronted with the fact that I am a woman, and a young woman at that. ...

  • Environmental audit of Municipal Solid Waste Management

    The management of municipal solid waste has become an acute problem due to enhanced economic activities and rapid urbanisation. Increased attention has been given by the government in recent years to handle this problem in a safe and hygienic manner. In this regard, Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) environmental audit has been carried out for Bangalore city through the collection of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Process audit: from compliance to self-management

    In the past decade we have seen phenomenal improvements in the New Product and Service Introduction processes (NPSI). Applications of tools and methods, and use of process and quality management approaches have enabled companies to reduce continuously their cycle time, introduce products faster, cheaper, with higher quality, and better satisfy market needs. Among the enabling technologies, audits ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Audit Management Software: Become a Compliance Superhero

    Audit management software has revolutionized the environmental, health and safety industry, empowering safety professionals, like you, to spend less time with documentation efforts. Adopting an audit software will demonstrate to your organization that your top priority is ensuring key business goals such as sustainability, ethics, and compliance remain intact every day. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Policies and Procedures Management – Enjoying Your Next Audit

    If you were to look up the term ‘necessary evil’ in a dictionary, there should probably be a picture of an auditor included somewhere in the definition. Everyone can appreciate the valuable work that auditors do in keeping organizations in compliance, but nobody wants to see them show up in their department, especially if that arrival is unannounced. Surprise inspections or spot ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Knowledge management practices for innovation: an audit tool for improvement

    This document presents a practical tool for analysing and improving the various forms of Knowledge Management activity within the Innovation processes of companies. It is addressed principally to those companies with well-developed and sophisticated units for innovation, such as R&D departments. The Audit Tool has been developed from recently published ethnographic case study research into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental management systems auditing: auditors experiences in Australia

    The last decade of the 20th century witnessed rapid growth in the adoption of various environmental management systems (EMS) within organisations. Environmental consultants and auditors play an intricate role in the interpretation, implementation and certification of an EMS. This paper presents the experiences of eight leading auditors with respect to the adoption of EMS/ISO 14001 by Australian ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

    Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of EMS procedures makes an organization falsely believe they have an effective program. In fact, this procedural-documentation approach often does little ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Compliance Audit Program

    Multi-Site, Multi-Jurisdiction Environmental Compliance Audit Program 1. BUSINESS CHALLENGE In 1993, following an enforcement action by a provincial environment ministry, a major media print and media organization retained ÉEM to assist in the design and development of a corporate environmental strategy, which included policy, procedures, training and a compliance audit program, ...


    By EEM Inc.

  • Responding to audit surprises

    An audit is a systematic and documented investigation to determine if prescribed processes are functioning as intended. We audit to find out whether processes are working properly, where they are not working properly, and how to address identified gaps. No matter how diligent the staff is in following procedures, there are nearly always revelations indicating needed corrections and opportunities ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): opportunities and risks for insurance companies

    Environmental audits were designed on the EC level in Brussels with the declared objective of promoting continuous improvement of the environmental performance of industrial companies. The audit for the time being is a voluntary activity by firms. Hence, it is important that there are incentives to participate. One such incentive is the exploitation of a successful audit for marketing purposes, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Process safety and risk management audits for a ceramics manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a large, advanced materials organization to provide a Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program compliance audit of a specialty ceramics manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Processing at the facility is related to the crystalline growth of materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Processing at the facility ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • An Assessment of the Implementation of Council Regulation (No 1836/93) Eco-Management Audit Scheme in the Member States

    Introduction This is the final report of the project ‘An Assessment of the Implementation Status of Council Regulation (No 1836/93) Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in the Member States’; hereafter abbreviated as AIMS-EMAS. This report gives a brief introduction to the aims, methods, management and funding of the project. The main body of the report presents the results of the AIMS-EMAS ...

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. Why is this important? If you ask these companies, you will generally hear this reason Risk management The liabilities resulting from noncompliance with environmental regulations can be severe, and include both monetary penalties and personal ...


    By ERS Global

  • The Basics of EH&S Self-Auditing

    The challenge of complying with all of the applicable environmental and occupational safety regulations is formidable for any organization. Internal auditing, or self-auditing, is increasingly being used to address this challenge. This article looks at the range of auditing practices that exist to help organizations decide if self-auditing makes sense for them and what form it should take. ...

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Untitled Document Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. ...


    By ERS Global

  • Choose Your Own Auditing Adventure

    Four Approaches for a Customized Environmental Auditing Program Compliance audits are a tool commonly employed by EHS managers to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs in meeting national, regional, and local regulatory requirements. Comprehensive audits ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Enhances Management System Audits and Risk Assessments for Integration with Incident Reporting

    A decade ago, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (TPRI) established itself as a global leader in risk management. The Houston-based company deployed market-leading environmental, health and safety (EHS) incident management and reporting software – IHS IMPACT ERM – at all 17 Total Petrochemicals facilities worldwide to drive operational excellence and ensure compliance with ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Insurance issues: audits are nothing to fear

    The word “audit” tends to invoke notions of painstaking information gathering, countless wasted hours sitting with pencil pushers who have no sense of humor and other such images. The truth of the matter is, if you and your agent have taken the time to accurately project your past year’s performance, the audit should be relatively pain free. Each year your company goes through ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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