environmental audit Articles

  • Environmental Audit in Industrial Projects

    ' An environmental audit is a process to assess the nature and extent of environmental concerns at an existing facility -- an industrial plant, an abandoned site, a mine area, or any other site where the existence of industrial pollution problems is identified or anticipated. It is used to provide data on the extent of pollution in an industrial area, to quantify the scale of pollution at a ...


  • Environmental assessments and audits at aviation facilities

    Environmentalists are all about “green”, but there is another type of green that is associated with being environmentally compliant – money. There are primarily two types of environmental assessments that are performed at aviation facilities that can affect a company’s bottom line: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and General Facility Audits. The ESAs are also referred to as due ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Environmental Audit and Introduction of Multiple Cleaner Production Measures: Goulburn Wool Scour

     Amid the recession of the late 1980s, Goulburn Wool Scour achieved industry leadership by adopting a management philosophy based on the three R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle. Cleaner production measures, including a pre-treatment process that allows the recovery of waste products for sale or use in the property, have improved product quality, cut costs and changed the plant from an ...


  • Environmental Audit and Introduction of Multiple Cleaner Production Measures: CSR Wood Panels

    Table of Contents Executive Summary 1. Review of CSR Weathertex Operations 2. Planning and Organisation of ...


  • 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

  • Canarina RADIA · electromagnetic pollution · audit of environmental systems · introduction 2

    RADIA SOFTWARE Solutions: It is ideal for environmental impact assessments, environmental consultancy services and environmental engineering. With this application you will be able to import images and pictures (previously saved BMP files) and Google maps. These images will be background pictures and images for your program window. Many programs and computer applications (AutoCad, 3d Studio, ...

  • What You Don`t Know Can Hurt You - Environmental Audits

    What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You An Environmental Audit is a Good Way to Minimize Risks and Save Money By: Raymond Kane P.E. CPEA The mere mention of the word “audit” conjures up feelings of anxiety and concern that bad things are about to happen. Who looks forward to an IRS audit and what company doesn’t worry that their ...

  • Bulk commodities loading terminal comprehensive environmental audit, upgrading program and implementation

    Location: North Vancouver, B.C. Owner: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. Description: A multi-year comprehensive environmental program involving bench-scale treatability testing to optimize coagulation, flocculation, and settling of particles in equipment wash water and surface run-off from coal piles. Modifications to improve an existing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Environmental Audit of Office Management (1991): Norwich Union Financial Services Group

     For an outlay of about $55,000 on new equipment and processes, Norwich Union has estimated savings of $217,000 per annum on its office running costs. The savings were in costs of energy, stores and stationery, car fleet management and waste management. Norwich also found that the initiative boosted staff morale, and has introduced similar procedures in its inter-state offices. Background ...


  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • Risk-based EHS audit finding assessment tool

    An Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) audit finding assessment methodology based on relative risk was developed to assist with setting priority on audit findings closure. Risk is calculated by first determining a score for each of three variables, severity, possibility and frequency, which are then integrated to obtain a single overall risk score for each audit finding. The tool creates tiers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Process Improvements though Effective Internal Auditing

    This papaer presents a straight forward approach to the development of legal and other requirements for and Environmental Management System in the ISO 14001 certification. It was specifically developed for an electronics recycler implementing an R2 system in conjunction with OHSAS 18001. The user should be able, with consultation of the appropriate experts, develop a legla and other requirements ...


    By Full Circle Compliance LLC

  • New Bedford EMS: Audit Leads to Continual Improvement

    The audit function of an environmental management system (EMS) is critical in providing regular assessment of system activities and monitoring performance, though it can also be a source of dread. Opening your operation to an internal or external evaluation may seem threatening, but it is through the process of self-evaluation and audits that process improvement can be realized. Using the EMS ...

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