An environmental audit involves a systematic, independent and documented evaluation of whether your environmental management system conforms to required standards or is in compliance with environmental legislation and regulatory requirements.
What we do
Graham A Brown & Associates has developed an international reputation for the quality of its environmental auditing services. We’re experienced in conducting a range of environmental audits including:
- Environmental performance audits
- Environmental, safety and quality management systems audits
- Greenhouse gas and energy audits
- Regulatory compliance EHS audits
- Phase One audits (site assessment)
- Waste audits/ Industrial waste management audits
How we work
Our experienced and qualified auditors use customised audit protocols (which can include an optional rating system) to help our clients benchmark their environmental performance.
We’ll work with you to deliver an audit that achieves your objectives. The audit can be conducted against your own criteria such as policies, standards and procedures for internal use, or ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management - Environmental management systems - Requirements, or State and Commonwealth regulatory requirements including the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007. Where appropriate, our audit criteria include the Equator Principles, World Bank Environmental Guidelines and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability. Our audits are conducted in accordance with ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, by internationally certified auditors.
Who we work with
Our auditors have undertaken hundreds of audits for clients in industry and government nationally and internationally. In addition, as a major trainer of auditors, we assist our clients to build their internal audit capacity.
Graham A Brown & Associates are also authors of the Environmental Audit Guidebook (published by Thomson Reuters in loose-leaf format and updated every six months), a leading guide in this field.