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The Blossoming of the Environmental Audit

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 1 April 1991


The environmental audit is here to stay. The global concern about environmental damage that underlines this development is considered and ways in which some organisations are already responding and their reasons for doing so are discussed. The “green audit” can be used to demonstrate compliance with new legislation; more importantly it provides management with information on environmental performance. The content of such an audit is described in stages: pre‐audit, setting objectives, preparation, drawing up documentation, areas to audit, data processing, reporting, implementation and post‐audit review.



Vinten, G. (1991), "The Blossoming of the Environmental Audit", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 91 No. 4, pp. 19-25.




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