Waste Audit

Waste audit is a mandatory activity for any company, which can improve a number of environmental parameters, bringing advantages such as:

  • Reducing costs
  • Ensure compliance obligations imposed by environmental authorization
  • Ensure compliance obligations imposed by other laws applicable to waste

The way that the waste audit  can streamline the processes:

  • will reduce raw material costs
  • will reduce the risks associated with non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations by avoiding penalties and surcharges applied by the competent authorities
  • will streamline contracts with third parties regarding the recovery of waste
  • will effectively reuse waste generated in production workflows
  • will reduce waste disposal costs by directing them towards recovery facilities (including energy recovery)
  • will reduce personnel costs resulting from illness as a result of the proposed measures to reduce exposure of workers to the negative impact of waste generated (by improving internal procedures applicable).

The purpose of waste audit is to facilitate the waste management control and recovery of waste generated and also to assess compliance with environmental policy, including achieving the objectives, the performance of the company on the prevention and reduction of waste production in their own work and enterprise performance harmfulness on reducing waste (L211 / 2011).

The expected results:

Waste management audit will provide your company data support technically, operationally and financially:

  • selection of technologies and trading partners in this area,
  • reduce waste generation in the concept and design phase of products,
  • reduce waste in the production phase,
  • re-use a significant amount of generated waste,
  • required recycling of waste.

The steps of waste audit:

• Understanding the needs of the company and the purpose of the audit

• Determining how audit approach

• The analyze of relevant documents of the company

• The visit at the production facilities and interviewing employees

• The effective execution of a procedure for sorting a relevant sample of waste generated in company

• Documenting information used in developing waste audit