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environmental audit

see GREEN AUDIT.

environmental audit

an assessment of the environmental impact of a firm or public agency in the process of supplying goods or services. This usually involves an independent investigation of the way in which the firm or public agency organizes itself to supply products and the resulting environmental costs. Environmental audits are often undertaken with a view to reducing or eliminating POLLUTION associated with the production, packaging or distribution of products. See SOCIAL COSTS, COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS.
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According to Watson and MacKay (2003:627), it is important to conduct environmental audits as it is a means to assess environmental information.
Environmental audit is related to environmental management.
Environmental audits can be particularly useful for organizations wishing to embark on small-scale, incremental changes to their physical environment.
Proponents of environmental audits also argue that most voluntarily disclosed violations would not be detected by regulators and that encouraging the use of environmental audits can increase the number of violations that are detected and remediated, thus increasing environmental protection without increasing enforcement costs.
The penalty for each, in addition to the fines, could include up to five years of probation and an independent environmental audit every 18 months.
provides Phase I site assessments, environmental audits, Phase II (soil and/or groundwater) assessments, remediation services, environmental screening, underground storage tank solutions, litigation support, risk assessments, and consulting services for brownfields development, regulatory compliance, storm water compliance, and ISO 14001 qualification.
Establish an EMS and conduct regular environmental audits of agency federal facilities.
Personally providing environmental audits for firms of various sizes, Homer has learned that circumstances, as much as the size of the business, will define how broad or narrow an environmental audit will be.
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Environmental audits are voluntary and vary in type and scope.

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