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environmental audit

see GREEN AUDIT.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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ENPNewswire-August 15, 2019--Lydian Provides Update on Environmental Audit
Unlike conventional audits, to date, there is no regulation imposed on companies to perform environmental audits. According to Watson and MacKay (2003:627), it is important to conduct environmental audits as it is a means to assess environmental information.
Environmental audits can be particularly useful for organizations wishing to embark on small-scale, incremental changes to their physical environment.
Starting in the 1980s, the EPA began encouraging facilities to voluntarily undertake environmental audits. In 1986, the EPA issued an Environmental Auditing Policy Statement, which recommended the use of environmental auditing and encouraged states and local governments to develop environmental auditing initiatives.
The conference was hosted by the Environmental Audits for Sustainable Tourism project (EAST), a collaborative initiative funded by the U.S.
Plans call for an environmental management system that will monitor compliance through "environmental audits and environmental contracting to make sure that the policy is successfully implemented," he added.
During the years that preceded TEAM Guide, internal USACE staff conducted environmental audits using ERGO.
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.
The first is to aid employers and clients in precertification activities, including developing EMS, conducting environmental audits and evaluating environmental performance.

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