This past February, Bloomberg BNA and Enhesa launched their 2nd joint benchmarking survey of corporate environment, health and safety auditing departments, with a particular focus on global auditing practices. Drawing close to 500 respondents, this survey not only demonstrated how the EHS auditing profession is continuing to grow and evolve in important ways, but also highlighted the impact the growth of EHS laws and regulations around the world have had on auditing practices.
This article explores various key findings of this report including:
- Standards/Structure for Audits
- Auditing Function and Frequency/Organizational Structure
- Concerns expressed in managing regulatory and compliance risks around the world
- Audit budgets and resources, specifically looking at strategies companies are implementing so as to keep auditing costs down
- How companies manage and track audit observations and findings
- The impact EHS regulatory growth has had on auditing practices