- Identify key components of an environmental compliance auditing regimen
- Understand the impact of compliance auditing on environmental quality
Date: September 28, 2017
Howard N. Apsan, Ph.D.
Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management, City University of New York
CUNY entered into a five-year audit and disclosure agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This forced CUNY to adjust to the rigors of an intensive compliance auditing regimen, but it also helped make environmental quality an integral part of the CUNY culture. Today, long after the original commitments were fulfilled, CUNY continues to conduct audits—now including health and safety and environmental management system components, as well—and uses the audit process as a fundamental tool for continual improvement.