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What is an Environmental Audit?

An Environmental Audit is an independent assessment performed to ensure that businesses and organizations are complying with environmental policies. It examines the amount of harm or risk of injury that may be posed by the assessed entity and determines the types of pollution being produced by looking at a broad range of locations, activities, and procedures. The information compiled from these factors to determine what changes would need to be installed for compliance.

Environmental Audits play a significant role in sustainability. It keeps companies and organizations accountable by examining their practices and determining what measures need to be installed to make sure these groups are following the proper regulations.

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Other Sources

EcoCanada. “Environmental Auditor.” EcoCanada. http://www.eco.ca/career-profiles/environmental-auditor/. Accessed August 3, 2016.

Environmental Protection Authority of Victoria. “Environmental Auditing.” Environmental Protection Authority of Victoria. http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/environmental-auditing. Accessed August 3, 2016.