Environmental Compliance Auditing

What Is Environmental Compliance Auditing?

As we continue to live in a world which is getting progressively more concerned with the state of our planet’s environment, it’s important to understand that much of the way industries function is going to have to change. There’s a long list of markets whose companies are going to require radical overhauls in order to continue working sustainably, both for the world of today as well as the world of tomorrow. When it comes to figuring out whether or not a given organization is compliant with environmental regulations, there are numerous different considerations that must be taken into account. This can be a complicated process which can take up potentially huge amounts of resources, including time, labor, and capital.

Fortunately, there’s a way for corporations in any industry to outsource this work, which saves them from spending too much of their own time on money sorting out the problem. Environmental Compliance Auditing services are groups that provide exactly these services, and most typically do so in a comprehensive way that involves a few different broad categories or areas of interest. Each of these must be fully accounted for in order for any environmental compliance audit to be considered thorough and accurate.

The ISO Edge can also support environmental management systems with our consulting services and our training for ISO 14001.

How Does Environmental Compliance Auditing Work in Canada?

Environmental compliance auditing happens in a number of different ways throughout Canada, considering the multitude of industries, each of which has its own regulations as prescribed by the Ministry for the Environment. In keeping with Canada’s push to be more green overall, environmental compliance audits have a large role to play when it comes to keeping track of due diligence objectives, as well as examining, evaluating, and ultimately improving the processes companies have in operation in their own practises.

Compliance with these guidelines is crucial for human health as well as for environmental health, since some chemicals which are hazardous to the environment are also hazardous to humans.

What Is the Scope of Environmental Compliance Audits?

Environmental compliance audits have a potentially expansive scope, depending on the way the business in question handles their day-to-day operations. As well as inspecting various aspects of the way your company works, environmental compliance auditing services must be able to provide a picture with regards to due diligence. This is often a detailed process that involves a whole-scale audit of the practices your organization has in place.

However, it should be possible for the service you’re relying on for your environmental compliance audits to state what they’ll be looking at, and what’s required by the relevant regulations with regards to ensuring complete due diligence. Here at The ISO Edge, we take pride in our ability to cut through industry jargon and explain everything we’re doing simply, clearly, and effectively.

A Leading Canadian Environmental Compliance Auditing Group

At The ISO Edge, we understand the extent to which an environmental compliance audit must be carried out, having years of experience in the field. Our process is as thorough as it can be, and complies with best-practice methods of auditing and examination of any given business, irrespective of the industry they operate in. While the overarching goal is to produce a methodical, well-documented assessment of any given group, in reality, there are a number of different areas that require examining. We handle all of these relevant details, which include the following:

Waste Processing

Unsurprisingly, the examination of an organization’s methods for handling waste is one of the most important parts of an environmental compliance audit. Understanding the regulations which place restrictions on the way companies can deal with any waste they produce is critical. We make sure to stay up to date with all of them so that we’ll be able to accurately relay the state of your own waste processes back to you.

Bookkeeping and Reporting

No company can guarantee that they’re environmentally compliant without having a diligent system of recording and documentation in place. As well as being important for any outside bodies who may examine the company’s procedures, this is a vital way to make life as easy for your organization as possible. We’ll conduct a thorough review of your reporting methods, so you’ll know for sure whether or not you need to bring in a new system to establish confidence that you’re preventing any potential administrative fines.

Handling Of Hazardous / Chemical Materials

Often, the biggest environmental threat to be found in the current state of numerous industries is the chemicals they use in their processes. Some chemicals are hazardous to humans as well as to the planet, and as such must be treated carefully in accordance with the governing regulations. If your business isn’t handling their hazardous chemicals correctly, you’re running the risk of being seriously non-compliant, so it’s something you should know about in order to be able to fix the problem.

Permit Compliance

We’re sure you’re all too familiar with the question of permits. It’s impossible to function in the modern workplace without them, but just because they’re ubiquitous doesn’t mean they’re enjoyable. As it happens, permits can often be finicky to work with, but being compliant with all of the permits your business requires is a matter of prime importance; that’s why we devote extra time in our environmental compliance auditing process to look into your permit situation.

Why Choose The ISO Edge for Environmental Compliance Auditing?

With hundreds of satisfied clients and years of experience under our belt, we know what it takes to perform a thorough, efficient, and cost-effective environmental compliance audit. All of our auditors are highly-trained, fully-insured, and accredited by third-party personnel accreditation services, such as CEEA, Exemplar Global etc.

We operate our audits in accordance with a core philosophy of thoroughness. An audit is completely useless to your company if the auditing team skips just one or two categories in their review of your activities, so it’s crucially important that you choose a group who will be able to guarantee 100% of the bases will be covered at all times. We’re constantly working on new ways to develop more cohesiveness in our environmental compliance auditing process, and we regularly update our methods to remain in-line with all of the latest advances in legislation.

If you’d like to learn more about our environmental compliance auditing services, feel free to reach out to us today. One of our highly-trained staff members will be happy to handle any queries you may have.


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