“Environmental auditing can be a key driver of effectiveness and resilience, helping organisations transition rapidly towards a low-carbon, resource efficient future. This report demonstrates how an environmental audit undertaken by a skilled professionals can reduce risks for an organisation while adding greater social and environmental value” IEMA Chief Policy Advisor Martin Baxter
IEMA have launched a briefing paper on ‘The Value of Environmental Auditing’ to give detail on how an organization can embed and benefit from effective environmental audits, to ensure good environmental management and demonstrate the effectiveness and fulfilment of their environmental sustainability strategy in order to build back better for a green recovery.
The paper includes detailed illustrations around how the roles of both internal and external auditing can add value, deliver significant operational efficiencies, cost savings and enhanced compliance. It also examines the role that every professional within a business can play in identifying opportunities for improvement and the benefits that registered auditors, with demonstrated competence in auditing, can bring to the process.
It is also accompanied by a document on the Golden Rules of Remote Auditing, which has been written by IEMA members including co-author Nigel Leehane FIEMA CEnv and provides details on the key considerations to be made when planning and conducting audits remotely. The Golden Rules will be especially valuable during the current COVID-19 pandemic when access to many audit sites is restricted.
About the authors: The Value of Environmental Auditing guide was authored and edited by Nigel Leehane FIEMA CEnv (Leehane Environmental Consulting). The co-authors and main contributors to the document were Gillian Gibson FIEMA CEnv (Gibson Consulting and Training), Andrew Marlow FIEMA CEnv (OnePlanet Solutions) and Nigel Sagar MIEMA CEnv (Skanska).
Posted on 17th June 2020
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