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Environmental auditing (EA)

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 more).


The Green Audit Kit -

This kit introduces a range of easy to follow actions that tourism enterprises can take to invest in their business and in the environment.

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