environmental audit

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An audit of the impact of the activities of an organization on the environment. Its purpose is usually to ensure that the organization has clear environmental policies, that its operations comply with the stated environmental policies, and that its policies are subject to regular review. Environmental audits may be conducted internally or externally by environmental consultants. Areas covered by a green audit include energy usage, wastage and recycling procedures, conservation of raw materials, and adopting cleaner technologies.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Financial Institutions and Services.

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