Environmental auditing involves comparing an organisation’s environmental performance against a set of rules, which may come from a code of practice, a company procedure, legislation, or an ISO standard. The work typically includes visits to sites to determine how well the requirements are being met. On site, the Environmental Auditor will interview staff and review documentation.
An Environmental Auditor may work internally for a company in any sector, often having other responsibilities, or may be employed by a consultancy or a certification body, where auditing is the primary remit. The Auditor may audit their own company, a supplier, or provide an independent audit of another company. The level of knowledge and experience needed varies accordingly.