Environmental Auditing and Management

SRK has developed an environmental audit and management process based on the experience of numerous audits and reviews of projects and the implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) throughout the world.

Guidance can be provided for the client wishing to develop a full EMS and Procedures or guidance in modifying and adapting existing systems and procedures in accordance with national and international (ISO 14000 and other) standards.

Throughout the entire process, SRK is conscious of the need to continuously transfer accumulated expertise to the local management and technical personnel, in order to maximize the client's benefits. We actively train client staff in the implementation of EMS's, thereby increasing the overall cost-effectiveness of the project and ensuring continuity following completion of implementation of the EMS.

Environmental audits are tools that evaluate the effectiveness of existing environmental management systems, indicating whether the organization is operating in an environmentally responsible manner (that complies with the organization's environmental policies and environmental legislation) and thereby avoid costly surprises. In addition, environmental audits identify weaknesses and risk areas in terms of potential environmental disasters and provide a forum for the exchange of technical knowledge and the identification of areas where costs can be saved. This is where SRK can help your company.

Environmental auditing is applicable to all business sectors. It is of particular value to businesses involved in industrial activities and having to meet certain requirements in terms of environmental legislation. It is also of great value to companies exporting products to overseas markets that are sensitive to the environmental performance of their suppliers.

We prepare Environmental Audit Action Plans which incorporate:

  • audit findings
  • suggestions for further actions/investigations
  • assessment of capital and operational requirements
  • establishment of systematic action plans in conjunction with the client, which establishes priorities and a realistic work program

Services:

  • Action plans
  • Due diligence
  • Environmental liability assessments
  • Compliance audits with respect to:
  • air contamination
  • surface and ground water contamination
  • soil contamination
  • noise
  • vibration

 

Contacts for this service

SRK Latin America