A systematic examination of an industrial operation used to measure compliance with regulations, industrial good practice and environmental state of the art.
The environmental audit is an internal assessment performed by an internal or external auditor, who is not an environmental veri ier. The environmental audit is a management tool comprising a systematic, documented, periodic and objective evaluation of the performance of the organization, management system and processes designed to protect the environment.
Ympäristöauditointi Miljörevision A management tool comprising a systematic, documented, periodic and objective evaluation of how well a project, organisation or equipment is performing with the aim of helping to safeguard the environment. The audit should facilitate management control of environmental practices and assess compliance with policy objectives and regulatory requirements.
A systematic evaluation to ensure that a company's eco management system is working and that environmental programmes are being run according to the law and in a satisfactory manner by internal standards. During this audit, the company's effect on the external environment, the way the internal organisation handles environmental issues and the documentation which is designed to guide and control environmental programmes are all examined.
A systematic documented verification process of objectively obtaining and evaluating evidence to determine whether an organization's environmental management system conforms to the environmental management system audit criteria set by the organization, and for communication of the results of this process to management.
a comprehensive, systematic, documented evaluation of whether a facility or company meets environmental laws and regulations
a first step in a successful EMS
a means by which businesses can assess the environmental impacts of their operations
an analysis of any human activity to assess its environmental consequences
an assessment of elements of an organization's environmental management, including its EMS, compliance with laws, regulations and bylaws, etc
a process to evaluate how well a business is adhering to all environmental regulations and to your own environmental policy practices
a systematic, objective evaluation of environmental performance
a tool to evaluate current management practices that may impact the environment, especially water quality
a voluntary and internal evaluation conducted by or on behalf of an owner or operator of one or more facilities
An investigation of processes and procedures of a company or site with respect to its compliance with applicable laws and regulations and impacts on environmental conditions.
Management tool that includes a documented and periodical assessment of the efficiency of the management system and of the processes designed to safeguard the environment.
Systematic, documented verification process of objectively obtaining and evaluating audit evidence to determine whether specified environmental activities, events, conditions, management systems or information about these matters conform with audit criteria.
An assessment of a company's (or person's) compliance with environmental requirements.
An internal evaluation by a company or government agency, to verify its compliance with legal requirements as well as its own internal policies and standards. It is carried out by either outside consultants or employees of the company or facility from outside the work unit being audited. Audits can identify compliance problems, weaknesses in management systems, or areas of risk. The findings are documented in a written report.
An independent and detailed assessment of the current status of a party's compliance with applicable environmental requirements.
A systematic and documented verification process to assess whether the environmental management system conforms to the criteria set by the organisation
A detailed assessment to check if an organisation is following the law, its environmental policies and its Environmental Management System (EMS). The results of the audit help the organisation to improve its environmental policies and management system.
This is an independent assessment of the property to evaluate any environmental risks that may be present.
Auditing the environmental effects of existing or proposed policies or activities, often for business investment purposes or as part of facilities management.
An independent assessment of the current status of a party's compliance with applicable environmental requirements or of a party's environmental compliance policies, practices, and controls.
An independent assessment (not conducted by EPA) of a facility's compliance policies, practices, and controls. Many pollution prevention initiatives require an audit to determine where wastes may be reduced or eliminated or energy conserved. Many supplemental environmental projects that offset a penalty use audits to identify ways to reduce the harmful effects of a violation.