Environmental Audit is the objective and documented verification of processes to obtain evidence to determine whether EMS of an organization confirms to the criteria laid down by the organization. 

  • Detailed evaluation of organization’s performance against set objectives. 
  • Keywords: documented, periodic and objective
  • The report of audit has to be conveyed to the management. 

If an audit for ISO14001 certification is carried out, it would provide the proof of following objectives:

  1. Evidence of conformity of EMS
  2. Evidence of fulfilling legal/regulatory requirements
  3. Opportunities for further improvement of EMS