environmental audit

environmental audit
= green audit
An audit of the impact of the activities of an organization on the environment. Its purpose is usually to ensure that the organization has clear environmental policies, that its operations comply with the stated environmental policies, and that its policies are subject to regular review. Environmental audits may be conducted internally or externally by environmental consultants. Areas covered by a green audit include energy usage, wastage and recycling procedures, conservation of raw materials, and adopting cleaner technologies. See also green reporting; social audit; social responsibility reporting

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