environmental management system audit Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • City of St.Albert gains ISO certification, reduces audit costs and streamlines processes with Intelex Environmental Management System

    We're pleased to share our newest case study featuring the City of St. Albert. Over the past year the City of St. Albert has had great success standardizing processes and ...


    By Intelex Technologies 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

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • Audit your new EHS software system

    JUST ABOUT EVERY BUSINESS, from small to large, uses some type of software to automate nvironmental,health and safety (EHS) processes. Most organizations focus on implementation and do not spend enough time planning, developing evaluation criteria and success metrics, or performing a quality check after implementing new EHS software. A post-implementation audit (PIA) is a thorough evaluation ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • How to integrate ISO 14001 environmental management systems with quality management systems

    Can the Quality and Environmental Management Systems be integrated into one system?Yes, that can easily be done whether you already have your QMS in place or you are starting new. Integration of the EMS and the QMS can result in a substantial cost saving for your organization.With recent revisions and upgrades, the ISO standards have become more compatible with each other. For example, in the ...


    By 14000 Store

  • Demonstrating advanced environmental management

    Everyone has high expectations when it comes to maintaining the environment. But for Castle Cement, just meeting those expectations wasn't enough. Managing stakeholder expectations is a major challenge for those implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Increased demands for transparency are driving process-based management systems and the rise in public reporting of environmental ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Designing Environmental Management System for promoting sustainable consumption

    The idea of sustainable consumption was first brought to widespread attention as a global issue. However, government is increasingly applying it, but there is a need for industry to play a vital role in making consumption pattern more sustainable. The dominant approach to managing sustainability issue has been the construction of Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 standard. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Top 10 reasons to implement an environmental management system

    Here are the top 10 reasons to implement an Environmental Management System: 10. Get a public-relations advantage over your competitors 9. Give your employees another reason to feel good about their employer 8. Be prepared for internal and external audits7. Increase the collective knowledge base of your corporate intellectual property6. Improve enterprise efficiency through automated scheduling, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • Environmental Management System Implementation - Getting the Job Done

    The benefits of sustainable environmental management are clear: improved performance; reduced risk and liabilities; eligibility for a variety of environmental agency incentive programs; better public image; and improved operational efficiencies/cost reduction opportunities. Most organizations recognize that implementing an environmental management system (EMS) is the best means of ensuring proper ...


    By AECOM

  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


  • An analysis of the factors to be considered in the creation of EMAS (eco-management auditing system) competent bodies in a sample of Baltic countries

    This paper analyses the extent to which the Eco-management Auditing System is being used in European countries and presents the results of a survey performed with competent bodies in EU countries. Results which may guide the establishment of EMAS competent bodies in the Baltic region, with a special reference to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are provided.Keywords: environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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