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EMS Gap Analysis & Performance Audits

Our Environmental Auditors can work with organisations seeking direction with the development and implementation of an ISO 14001 environmental management system and review environmental performance.

EMS Gap Analysis

Some organisations complete an EMS gap analysis and initial environmental review prior to the development and implementation of an ISO 14001 environmental management system. This process assists organisations with identifying environmental aspects of its products, services and activities, as well as identifying how they will meet all the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard.

Our gap analysis audit reports can be extensively detailed to provide instructions for organisations to develop the system internally. Our Environmental Auditors can also provide mentoring assistance during the development and implementation stages as requested.

Environmental Performance Reviews

Our reviews are designed to kick start an organisation's environmental management program for improved environmental performance.

We've designed our methodology to provide fast results. Our methodology is based on best practice, such as ISO 14015 Environmental management - Environmental assessment of sites and organisations, and HB 206 Initial Environmental Review, and our own experience. Our environmental performance reports include a snap shot of current performance, and both recommendations and direction for organisations. Where deemed necessary we may also recommend additional specialist advice, such as through conducting energy audits by qualified and experienced consultants.

The amount of information we collect will vary because organisations choose the amount of time and resources it invests in this review. For example a small organisation with 50 employees may choose a 1 day onsite review with an additional 2 days offsite for data review and report writing, while a larger organisation with offices based throughout Australia may choose 2 days onsite at their Melbourne and Sydney facilities, and 5 days offsite to review of data from all locations with report writing time. The exact scope is up to the organisation.

Generally, an environmental performance review report will be issued within 1-2 weeks after the site visit.

Our environmental performance reviews are based on our environmental performance checklists and requires us to review the following:

  • Activities, products and services;
  • Air emissions;
  • Community concerns;
  • Compliance with licenses;
  • Consumption of materials;
  • Dangerous goods and hazardous substances;
  • Discharges to water and land;
  • Emergency management;
  • Energy consumption;
  • Environmental incidents;
  • Environmental training;
  • Legal compliance;
  • Materials stored and processed;
  • Noise issues;
  • Offsite activities;
  • Procedures and documents;
  • Supplier and contractor considerations;
  • Waste management;
  • Wastewater management; and
  • Water consumption.