Think Tank 5 | Environmental Activities

By: Auditor Training Online | Posted 11 Feb 2016

Thursday 11 February 2016

What is the name given to an organization's activities, products or services that interact or can interact with the environment?

c) Environmental aspect (3.2.2)

An organization needs to take into account current and past activities and also consider normal and abnormal conditions including emergencies.

Consider this list,

  1. emissions to air
  2. releases to water
  3. releases to land
  4. use of raw material and natural resources
  5. use of energy
  6. energy emitted (heat, radiation, vibration, noise, light)
  7. generation of waste and/or by-products
  8. use of space

(For example, some of the aspects of vehicles are: use of fuel, generation of noise, exhaust emissions)