Whether you're speaking to a Registrar, the EPA or any the other State/Federal Regulatory Agencies, they all agree that an effective audit program is an important element to assure the success of any management system. An in-depth knowledge of the requirements and a thorough review of your system is the main vehicle that helps drive continual improvement.
Unfortunately, Registrars only audit twice per year and experience various constraints that limit the thoroughness of their review. When it comes to Regulatory Agencies, most companies are happy not to see them and would never consider calling them in to conduct an audit. As a result, there is a lot riding on the effectiveness of your internal auditors. Internal auditors typically spend less than 3% of their time actually conducting audits, which can greatly limit their understanding of the requirements and their skills for uncovering objective evidence.
Sierra services can be retained to eliminate this problem and to greatly increase the effectiveness of your auditing program. Our auditors conduct EMS audits for a living and are recognized as some of the leaders in the industry. We will conduct effective audits that will provide your management team the information needed for continual improvement decisions. Click on a link below to learn more about our approach.
ISO 14001 Gap Analysis/Readiness Review
ISO 14001 Facility Auditing
ISO 14001 Corporate-Wide Auditing
Environmental Compliance Auditing