Presented by :Suryaji Bhosale Asmita Borkar Pallavi Deshmukh Bharat Joshi Priyan ka Malani Deeptee Todkari

EA is a systematic, documented, periodic and objective process in assessing an o rganization·s activities and services in relation to Assessing compliance with rel evant statutory and internal requirements Facilitating management control of env ironmental practices Promoting good environmental management Maintaining credibi lity with the public Raising staff awareness and enforcing commitment to departm ental environmental policy Exploring improvement opportunities Establishing the performance baseline for developing an Environmental Management System (EMS)

1. Define Audit Scope and Audit Site(s) To include: Audit site and boundary Audit objective(s) Areas of audit 3.Assemble An Audit Team . Commitment Obtain commitment at the Directorate level Communicate commitment to personnel at all levels 2.

An environmental audit is typically undertaken in three phases: Pre-audit On-sit e audit Post-audit Each of these phases comprises a number of clearly defined Ob jectives. and these actions yielding results in the form of Outputs at the end of each phase. . with each objective to be achieved through specific Actions.

Develop an Audit Plan Prepare Pre-Audit Questionnaire Review Background Informat ion Review Operational Information Conduct Initial Site Visit Develop On-Site Qu estionnaire and Audit Protocols Review Audit Plan and Arrange Logistics .

Audit Plan Package of background information Completed Operational Information Q uestionnaire and Audit Checklists On-site Questionnaire and Audit Protocol .

Opening Meeting Document Review Detailed Site Inspection Staff Interview Review Audit Evidence Closing Meeting .

Documented audit findings and supporting evidence Basis for evaluating conforman ce status in relation to statutory and internal requirements Basis for assessing performance status and improvement recommendations .

Collate Information and Follow Up Outstanding Issues Prepare the Audit Report Ci rculate Draft Audit Report For Comments Final Reporting .

procedures and guide lines conformity status Status of current environmental pe rformance Recommendations for performance improvement .Final Audit Report addressing Environmental Legislation compliance status Departmental environmental policies.

Develop Action Plan Implement Action Plan Checking and Monitoring Review Action Plan .

Action Plan Status report for implementation Sope and schedule of next audit .

The principal activities undertaken by Ministry of Environment & Forests consist of : conservation & survey of flora. and prot ection of environment. National Conservation Strategy and Policy Statement on Environment and Dev elopment. fauna. 1992. National Forest Pol icy etc . 2006. prevention & control of pollution. in the frame work of legislations. forests and wildlife. Policy Statement for Abatement of Pollution. a forestation and regeneration of degraded areas. Major policy initiativ es by Ministry of Environment and Forests include: National Environment Policy.

environment protect ion. animal welfare. wildlife etc . air pollution.Ministry of Environment and Forests has enacted more than 50 rules/ regulations/ notifications for control of water pollution.

.The Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) in India is headed by the Comptroller and Au ditor General (CAG) Environmental audit by SAI India is conducted within the bro ad framework of Compliance and Performance Audit.

Preparing ´Green Office Guidelinesµ Assisting the Ministry of Environment and Forest s in preparing a policy Preparing guidelines for ´4th E³Integrating Environmental co ncerns in Auditing .

The audits can be divided into five categories³ (i) Air issues Water issues Waste Biodiversity Environment Management System (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) .

SAI India is an active member of INTOSAI WGEA and ASOSAI Working Group on Enviro nment International training programmes on Environmental Audit Member of the 8th ASOSA I Research Project Specialized training in environmental audits to officers of S AI Bhutan in July 2007 ASOSAI seminar in China on auditing air pollution issues was attended by representatives of SAI India .

Better compliance Fewer surprises Fewer penalties and suits Better public image with the local community & regulators Potential cost saving Increased informatio n transfer Manage regulatory overload .

Commitment of resources to run the program Temporary disruption of plant operati on Increased liability when you respond to fail to the audit recommendation .

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