Environmental Audits Articles

  • How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

    Duration of Reports & Validity of Environmental Due Diligence Reports In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  Since shelf-life varies on reports, you need to be aware of the limitations and risks of using old or outdated information for current real estate transactions.  Below, we outline the ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Automating Data Collection for Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Audits

    [ Original Article Published on February 23, 2017 at www.Enviromon.net ] The demand for audits into manufactures and cold chains regarding food safety has surged in recent years due to changes in government mandates in response to an ...

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • WERCSmart In-store Audit Team using ItemScan - Case study

    UL is now offering an in-store auditing service to assist retailers with ensuring full compliance with the WERCSmart program.  Using UL’s innovative ItemScan smartphone application, the WERCSmart Audit Team ensures that retailers have data for the chemical-containing products in their stores.  By checking the store physical inventory, ItemScan can quickly determine the level of ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Did You Know? 10 Fascinating EHS Facts from Around the Globe

    Expanding your organization into a new global location with little or no understanding of the local environmental health and safety (EHS) and cultural implications of doing business there can be extremely challenging and even risky. When it comes to ensuring a successful cross-border ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How 5 Global Companies Overcame Challenging EHS Obstacles

    From unique regulations to cultural nuances to lack of local expertise, companies often face a number of environmental, health and safety (EHS) challenges when operating or expanding their businesses into other countries. But the good news is that while these challenges can be difficult to navigate, this challenge can be overcome. Discover how five global companies overcame difficult EHS ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Are you wasting the cashback potential of energy audits?

    If  the government offered your business £20 cashback on every £100 you spent on energy, you would probably head for the front of the queue.  Yet that's exactly the sort of money saving opportunity an energy audit can deliver. The Carbon Trust's analysis of a sample of recent ESOS energy savings opportunities ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Don`t Let EHS Be a Barrier to International Expansion - What to Know Before You Go

    Expanding your organization into a new global location, with little or no understanding of the local EHS and cultural aspects of operating your business there, can be extremely challenging. When it comes to ensuring a successful cross-border expansion, there are a number of factors to take into consideration, some of the most crucial being Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and cultural ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 6 Commonly Overlooked EHS Risks for Lower-Risk Facilities—And How to Address Them

    EHS managers of lower-risk facilities understand that, while compliance is a must, their highest priority is ensuring employees work in a safe, comfortable and protected environment. But as companies focus their attention on expanding locally and globally, some EHS risks can be unknown or overlooked. In our experience working with lower-risk facilities—work that has led to the development ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Assessment of water loss in Harare, Zimbabwe

    A major challenge facing water utilities is the high level of water losses, which affects the financial viability and adequacy of water in the system. A study was carried out from January to May 2012 to characterize water losses in selected areas of Harare, Zimbabwe. Assessment of the contribution of water leakage to total water loss was carried out through water audits in four selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An International Business & Human Rights Treaty: Is Your Company Prepared?

    The international community is moving towards the adoption of a legally-binding United Nations (UN) instrument that regulates the activities of corporations with regards to human rights. Under the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, many companies already report on human rights. However, this international instrument can be expected to go much further, requiring companies to carry out due ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 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

  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Practitioner Spotlight: Pete Schwalbach

    Name: Pete Schwalbach Office: St Paul Practice Area: OPA Area of expertise: Environmental Regulatory Compliance About Me in 140 Characters Happily married, father of three, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Hydrocarbon Processing: Non-phosphorus corrosion inhibitor optimizes cooling tower uptime for environmental compliance

    Cooling water systems play a critical role in the efficient operation of hydrocarbon processing facilities. Ensuring that these systems efficiently cool and condense the various process streams is essential to minimizing operating costs and maximizing plant performance and profitability. Common challenges to maintaining these systems at peak performance come in the form of corrosion, pitting and ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

    Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Conflict Minerals: Chinese Regulatory Advances

    Summary Chinese companies with conflict minerals in their supply chains, namely Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold (3TGs), are being asked to comply with a new set of due diligence guidelines developed by the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC). Introduction The People’s Republic of China is ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Dan Keltner

    Name Dan Keltner Office Naperville, IL (Chicago) Practice Area Transaction Support Areas of expertise ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Perform Energy Audits Using Ultrasonic Flow Technology

    With the rising cost of energy and escalating environmental concerns, the need for accuracy in energy consumption measurement has never been more critical. According to the US Department of Energy, the average industrial plant spends about 30% of their operating budget on energy. With so much tied up in energy costs, how do facility managers ensure their processes are running efficiently with ...


    By Raeco Rents

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