Environmental auditing is a management tool comprising
a systematic, documented, periodic and objective evaluation
of how well environmental organisations, management
and equipment are performing with the aim of helping
to safeguard the environment" (ICC, 1989) (more).
EA represents a proactive approach, adoption of which
enables of tourist company not only to comply with legislation
but also to identify problems, take measures, evaluate
environmental performance, become eco-efficient, provide
a database for future (corrective) action and have the
opportunity to increase competitiveness.
EA brings a number of benefits: prevention of fines
and penalties (due to ensured compliance with legislation),
improve public image, increase awareness of environmental
policies and responsibilities among the all personnel,
cost reduction (for example in the area of energy and
water use and waste minimisation) and improvement in
overall quality (find
The Green Audit Kit - www.greenauditkit.org
This kit introduces a range of easy to follow actions
that tourism enterprises can take to invest in their
business and in the environment.