integrated audit Articles

  • How a contract research lab advanced its polymer characterization capabilities

    Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and reduce risks. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, and certification, Intertek enables customers to meet end ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • What are the best companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

    With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which companies are the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • An integrated approach to governance get the most out of your auditing budget

    As companies continue to look for every opportunity to save money and perform more efficiently, environmental organizations have been under tremendous pressure to cut costs. This column examines an important aspect of every environmental group, namely governance, and explores techniques to raise audit quality while lowering costs. Governance vs. Auditing Many business executives, ...

  • To integrate, or not to integrate... Part 2

    A consideration of the relative advantages and disadvantages of an IMS is a sound starting point to evaluate whether the time has come to integrate management platforms, or whether integration would generate no immediate or long-term payoff. Cost-efficiency: The aforementioned standards share several common requirements, including document control, auditing and training. An obvious ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • To integrate, or not to integrate... Part 4

    We’ll conclude our discussion on Integrated Management Systems by looking at the supposed ‘Holy Grail’ of business management: an EHS and Quality management system that goes many steps further and is applied across all business lines, even those outside EHS and Quality realms. This would be a truly integrated management system that could cover areas such as corporate governance, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • To integrate, or not to integrate... Part 3

    For a company over-anxious to reconcile EHS and Quality processes and data, some complications may emerge. For example, some integrated management opponents argue that strict adherence to one specific set of standards can be sacrificed in the name of integration. That is, in defining a broad-base of widely applicable standards to enforce across all EHS and Quality domains, some details are ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Integration of LIMS and Remote Sampler at Northern Ireland Water Delivers Enhanced Audit Trail, Significant Time and Cost Savings

    Northern Ireland Water is the sole provider of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. It is a Government Owned Company (GoCo) established in April 2007 to serve approximately 795,000 domestic, agricultural, commercial and business properties connected to the public water supply and 660,000 properties connected to the public sewer system. Every day Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) ...

  • 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

  • OHS Compliance Auditing: Tap into software solutions

    The advantages of using software solutions for EHS auditing are many.  Software solutions such as Conformance Check Inc.’s EHS Auditor increase audit efficiency and effectiveness by integrating the US federal and state requirements at the planning stage, then accumulating audit results for analysis and reporting. In short, since EHS Auditor comes pre-loaded with audit protocols ...


  • 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

  • Integration of thermo scientific Sample manager lims and CSOLS remote sampler at northern Ireland water delivers enhanced audit trail, significant time and cost savings

    Northern Ireland Water (formerly Water Service) is the sole provider of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. It is a Government Owned Company (GoCo) set up in April 2007 to provide the water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. There are approximately 795,000 domestic, agricultural, commercial and business properties in Northern Ireland connected to the public water supply and ...

  • 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

  • Capita TDS - Integrated - Case Study

    Capita Total Document Solutions (CTDS) offer everything from simple archive storage of physical documentation to fully blown outsourced and web based document management solutions. Including an industry leading Electronic Mailroom service. When David Bellshaw joined CTDS in 2009 as Business Support Manager, the integrated management system in place was very much in its infancy and ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Integrated Environmental Management in a German Brewery

    Case Study Name of company: Neumarkter LammsbräuSector: BreweryNumber of employees: 80Country: Germany AbstractNeumarkter Lammsbräu is an 80-employee brewery located in Bavaria, a German region which has a strong tradition for beer. At the beginning of the 1970s, agriculture in the region became increasingly intensive. The quality of beer was being sacrificed for quick and high returns on ...

  • ALE - Integrated Management - Case Study

    ALE is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting and transport services for heavy, indivisible loads. Its services include lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. Formed in 1983 and headquartered at Hixon, Staffordshire, ALE has expanded internationally and now has more than 30 offices worldwide. An ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Lafarge Cement In-Company Integrated Lead Auditor Training

    Lafarge required a programme to train their lead auditor team in cross-function auditing for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. In particular, how they integrate with each other and the links, differences and similarities between all three systems.  Based around its own Integrated Management Systems, the initial focus of the course considered the similarities ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modelling in Urban and Rural Applications

    Overview In the UK, numerical Hydraulic Modelling of the urban environment, water networks and rivers plays a vital role in providing the UK Water Industry with solutions for protecting the environment, meeting UK Government and European Regulations, meeting OPEX and CAPEX business targets, and improving the efficiency of Water Companies in managing their assets. Similarly, the UK water ...


    By Innovyze

  • The Wheels of Integrated Product Policy Grind Slow

    Integrated product policy had an innovative feel when it appeared on the EU's environmental agenda in the late 1990s. But after much in-fighting and business lobbying, the White Paper on IPP issued by the European Commission in June proved disappointingly thin, and unlikely to make any significant impact on the market until the end of the decade at best. 'Fundamental changes in the way societies ...

  • Establishing the First Validated Dataset of North American Water Utility Water Audit Data

    The American Water Works Association‟s (AWWA) Water Loss Control Committee (WLCC)assembled in 2011 an initial dataset of Water Audit data from 26 water systems from the United States and Canada. This effort represents the initial phase of a project that ultimately aims to establish North American water industry benchmarks for water loss control, while promoting the use of standardized water ...


    By IWA Publishing

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