5.4.5 Benefits of Environmental Audit

If environmental auditing is implemented in a constructive way, there are many benefits that can be derived from it. Some of the benefits are:

  • To safeguard the environment and natural resources used in the plant/project
  • To verify compliance with domestic and international environment laws
  • Address current or potential future problems that may arise during the course of action
  • Assess training programs and provide data to assist In training to poor people’s skill development initiatives
  • Enable companies to build on good environmental performance, give due credit where appropriate and highlight deficiencies
  • Identify potential cost savings from waste minimization and other activities
  • Facilitate exchange and comparison of information between different plants or subsidiary companies of the parent company
  • Demonstrate company’s commitment to environmental protection to employees, the public and the authorities


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