Environmental Audit

Global Inspection Managing provides environmental audits, chemical control audits and water testing protocols which conform to ISO 14001 standards (performance evaluation guidelines for environmental management systems).

ISO 1401 standards address a wide variety of environmental management protocols and provide practical tools for organisations that want to identify and control their environmental impact or improve their existing environmental performance.

With the Global Inspection Managing environmental auditing program, we can assess factory compliance with local and international laws and regulations, and advise the best practices based on ISO 14001 standards, including:

  • Risk assessment/legal requirements
  • Environmental management systems
  • Solid waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Wastewater
  • Air emissions
  • Noise pollution
  • CO² emissions
  • Energy use
  • Water consumption

Chemical management audits

At Global Inspection Managing, we can tailor our chemical control audits to ZHDC (Zero Discharging of Hazardous Chemicals) standards, the global environmental detox campaign, or your very own bespoke individual compliance requirements. Our chemical management audits cover:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Subcontractor management
  • Incoming materials
  • Finished products
  • Chemical production
  • Chemical controls
  • Waste management compliance audit

Water testing

Global Inspection Managing provides exhaustive lab testing services. We can combine water testing with onsite environmental audits to create a full picture of your suppliers’ environmental performance. Water testing typically involves:

  • Onsite wastewater sample gathering by trained auditors, including influent water, water prior to treatment and effluent water.
  • Wastewater testing based on restricted substances lists.
  • Verification to determine the source of restricted substances (if they are present).

Why GIM is your choice for Environmental Compliance Audits

GIM is a 3rd party inspection company which is accredited to international standards, including Sedex, ICS, BSCI and RJC. Alternatively, we can work to your own custom protocols. With all-inclusive pricing, you can rest assured that we won’t charge you extra (for auditor expenses, for example). This means you can order an audit with the confidence that you’re going to receive precisely what you asked for. Our online portal allows for the easy scheduling of services and allows you to check reports and book audits from the convenience of your online account. With our mobile ordering capability, you’ll always be connected to our service, wherever you are in the world.

We have many auditors stationed around the world, and we offer very quick audit turnaround in the industry. In many cases, we can place an auditor onsite within 48 hours of order placement.

Virtuous audit programs

If you’re interested in setting up a global auditing program to ensure new and existing suppliers meet your environmental standards, and you want to work with suppliers to monitor and improve your supplier portfolio, you may want to consider our virtuous audit program.

Our global presence of experts allows for the implementation of holistic programs like supplier workshop training, working voice systems and corrective action planning. Your organisation will receive KPIs and detailed reports to create a complete and detailed map of your supplier portfolio.

If you require environmental compliance audit, chemical management audit or water testing, simply create your free account with us today. From here, you’ll be able to schedule audits online and receive detailed audit reports when you need them. We follow AQL sampling standards ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) for all quality contol procedures.

The GIM Advantage

GIM's team of inspectors, auditors and lab experts are specialized by industry to ensure your products meet all safety and performance standards for your destination market.

Global coverage, local expertise
Detailed reports and photographic evidence
Reports posted online within 24 hours of completion
Dedicated and knowledgeable account managers


Answers to some of the most common questions & concerns.

What is meant by environmental audit?
An environmental audit involves assessing and evaluating an organization's or a project's compliance with environmental regulations and best practices. This process identifies potential environmental risks, evaluates the impact of activities, and suggests improvements for sustainable practices.
What are the types of environmental audits?
There are several types of environmental audits, each focusing on different aspects of environmental management and compliance:
  • Compliance Audit
  • Waste Management Audit
  • Water Management Audit
  • Risk Assessment Audit
  • Chemical Audit
What is the purpose of environmental compliance audits?
The purpose of environmental compliance audits is to assess and ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and standards. They also aim to identify areas for improvement in environmental performance, risk management, and sustainability practices within organizations or projects. Additionally, environmental audits help enhance transparency, accountability, and overall environmental stewardship.
What are the principles of environmental audit?
The principles of environmental audit generally encompass the following key aspects:
  • Independence and Objectivity
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Consistency and Comparability
  • Risk Assessment
What are the steps of environmental audit?
The steps of an environmental audit typically involve the following process:
Planning and Preparation
Risk Assessment
Regulatory Compliance Check
Evaluation of Environmental Management System (EMS)
Findings and Recommendations:
Report Preparation

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