"Private standards" are [Multi-select]
Developed by civil society organizations
) Aligned with World Trade Organisation expectations
Based on international consensus processes
Developed by industry associations
In planning their audit, the lead auditor has determined that it is important to reduceaudit risk. What tactics can they employ? [Multi-select]
Increase number of auditors on the team
Increase duration of the audit
Decrease detection risk
Decrease inherent risk
In an audit of an ISO 14001 environmental management system, the auditor findsthat the auditee has an incomplete policy. This would be [Multi-select]
C Qualitativcly material to the audit
C Quantitatively material to the audit
A failure by the auditee in "completeness"
A failure by the auditee in "accuracy"
Financial audits, when compared to sustainability audits [Multi-select]
CHave a longer history of practice and refinement
C Are more closely controlled by audit guidelines
Are often performed by engineers and general consultants
C Rely on a "limited level of assurance"
In a greenhouse gas audit, a sampling approach would reasonably be [Multi-select]
C to maximize the number of people interviewed, to gain as much information on their practices and knowledge
randomize emissions sources at the facility, to ensure a broad coverage of arcasexamined in the audit
target emissions sources at the facility based on magnitude of the emission
C based on the program requirements - for example based on guidelines dictated under a government regulation for reporting GHGS
Nothing has come to our attention to suggest any material modifications to thereported information are required [Multi-select]
C This would be a limited assurance
CThis would be a reasonable assurance
C This is a "pass"
C This is a "fail"
An audit team may include [Multi-select]
|Other audit team member
O Lead auditor
Specialised "social auditors" have emerged in the last decade, who [Multi-select]
| Visit manufacturing facilities in developing countries, for example at sites that assemble toys, clothing and electronics
Look at issues beyond environmental and quality management
Support standards programs that are operated by or on-behalf of multinational brands
Support brands on issues that concern consumers in rich countries
When interviewing an-site, it is valuable to [Multi-select]
Make your questioning open-ended, to allow for nuance and exploration ofknowledge
C Ask pointed clear questions that have a defined yes/no answers
Sample across a spectrum of employees on-site
CTarget only senior people, who will have authority and management oversight
Obtaining an Environmental Professional designation as an environmental auditor in Canada requires [Multi-select]
Evidence of audit experience
up to 2 years work experience
A university degree
Writing an ethics exam
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