The Auditing Roundtable is a professional organization dedicated to the development and professional practice of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing.Today, the Roundtable represents the voice of the profession with more than 800 members, all of whom have agreed to abide by the Roundtable`s Code of Ethics. Its mission is to enhance the practice of EHS auditing by creating a national forum and organization to advance ideas, procedures and member interaction.
The Auditing Roundtable is a professional organization dedicated to the development and professional practice of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing.
Today, the Roundtable represents the voice of the profession with more than 800 members, all of whom have agreed to abide by the Roundtable's Code of Ethics. Its mission is to enhance the practice of EHS auditing by creating a national forum and organization to advance ideas, procedures and member interaction. AR Fact Sheet
The Roundtable was founded in January 1982, when managers of ten corporate environmental audit programs met to discuss their auditing programs and practices. The Roundtable has held regular meetings since that time and has undergone many important changes.
A Code of Ethics and the first formal bylaws, adopted in 1987, opened the Roundtable membership to individuals and provided for the election of a Board of Directors by the membership at large. Another significant step toward professional society status was taken in 1991, when the Roundtable was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. Following peer review and vote by the membership, the Roundtable adopted Standards for the Performance of Environmental Audits in 1993. In 1998, the Roundtable reorganized into its current organizational structure. Ms. Kathy J. Rieth is the Roundtable's Managing Director.
Promote best practices in HES Compliance and Management Systems Auditing domestically and internationally
- Active Representation and Participation
- US Technical Advisory Group to TC 207 for ISOIATCA (International Auditor and Training Certification Association)
- IEAA (International Environmental Auditing Association)
- Code of Ethics
- Adopted in 1987
- Addresses Member and Professional Conduct
Establish Auditing Standards
- Published in 1994
- Recognized basis for the evaluation of audit programs and resources
- Standard for the Design and Implementation of an Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Programs
- Standards for the Performance of Environmental, Health and Safety Audits
Participate in agency policy setting efforts
- EPA and State Staff are members of the Auditing Roundtable
- Roundtable members work with EPA and States in developing audit policies
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Stakeholder Group
Develop and offer certification programs through the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC)
- Through the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC)
- JV with The Institute of Internal Auditors
- Certification recognized by:
- American Industrial Hygiene Association
- American Society of Safety Engineers
- American Chemistry Council
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
- Canadian Environmental Auditor Association
- Certification Offered for:
- Management System
- Environmental Compliance
- Health & Safety
- Responsible Care
An Auditing Roundtable membership fee entitles you to:
- Access to other features on this Web Site (Members Only Section).
- Subscription to our newsletter, the Audit Report and an opportunity to address the membership through articles you can submit 'as a member'.
- Notices of all national and regional meetings.
- Discounts on meeting fees.
- Membership Directory.
- Participation in surveys and survey data.
- Periodic updates on the Roundtable's role in auditor certification/accreditation (BEAC).
- Opportunity to attend a Technology Exposition.
- Employment opportunity listings.
- Voting privileges and the opportunity to run for office.
- To be recognized and respected globally as the leader in providing exceptional services to our members and the communities we serve.
- Our mission is to lead the auditing community by:
- Using our authoritative body of audit knowledge to be the voice of the profession
- Advancing best practices, principles and values of auditing
- Providing resources to enable and enhance professional growth and learning
- Offering forums for the exchange of ideas and information