What is an environmental audit and how does it differ from a environmental self-audit (ESA)?
The purpose of an environmental audit is to “identify, implement and reward eco-positive behaviour” as well as “to cumulatively ‘green’ an organization by building upon such successes” (The Corporate Ethics Monitor, Volume 1, Issue 2, page 9). An environmental audit, much like a financial audit, allows management to see which programs are working and which programs need to be improved in order to further both the financial and environmental elements of the organization’s environmental management system. Environmental audits tend to be “technologically sophisticated studies, often performed by engineering specialists and environmental scientists” (The Corporate Ethics Monitor, Volume 2, Issue 1, page 10). Environmental self-audits (ESA) on the other hand tend to be conducted by employees who work together to come up with multiple solutions to environmental problems they encounter daily at work. Therefore, an ESA is action-driven rather than analysis-driven and tends to focus on small, e
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- What is an environmental audit and how does it differ from a environmental self-audit (ESA)?
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