Would you like to identify opportunities for improvement, prioritize corrective action and create an excellent business risk and liability management tool all at the same time? AEI’s audits will help your company meet its regulatory obligations and provide valuable insight into the inner-workings of your business.
AEI’s EHS & Compliance Services team has the breadth necessary to perform multi-media audits and inspections to assist clients with understanding the compliance status of their operations. The environmental compliance audit is intended to be a rigorous review of facility operations and requires in depth understanding of relevant Federal, State and local regulations. AEI auditors will comb through existing permits, regulatory compliance data and scrutinize the facility operations to compare the record to the existing regulatory requirements. A successful audit typically will follow the following steps:
- Pre-audit facility EHS compliance records review
- Kickoff meeting to discuss audit plan with client and audit team
- Initial tour of facility operations to familiarize audit team with the key areas of interest
- Perform detailed inspection of key production units and interview appropriate EHS staff
- Closing meeting with Client to review preliminary findings
Report summarizing findings and providing recommended corrective actions.
The most successful audits require substantial upfront preparation by the audit team to understand the nature of the client’s facility, the raw materials used for production, the outputs (emissions, discharges, wastes) that are created, what environmental existing permits are in place and which regulatory programs come into play. We typically recommend that our clients incorporate health & safety into the audit program because this is a key area of potential exposure and governed by different regulatory organizations (e.g. OSHA).
AEI has developed an audit/inspection platform that enables our auditors to collect data remotely using a tablet with a loaded compliance application, upload the efficiently to the cloud and then report these results real time using dashboards tailored to client specifications. AEI is using this state of the art approach to provide compliance inspections and audits for client portfolios, enabling more cost effective auditing and improving quality assurance of our client’s environmental compliance management system.