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An essay on Principles, Procedures and Practices in Environmental Monitoring and Auditing.

Monitoring and evaluation has become an almost compulsory step that has continually been used by companies to effect the environmental issues that are identified after a comprehensive environmental impact assessment is undertaken.the essay therefore gives us a complete guideline of the steps followed when forming a monitoring and evaluation system and a brief explanation of the status of environmental monitoring and auditing in Kenya.

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An essay on Principles, Procedures and Practices in Environmental Monitoring and Auditing. Environmental Monitoring (EM) and Environmental Auditing (EA) are management tools for continuous environmental improvement in organisations. They are also used for post-Environmental Impact Assessment activities. Environmental issues such as regulatory requirements, clean up of pollution, potential and current levels of environmental hazards and risks among others have prompted organizations to apply environmental monitoring and auditing to address the emerging environmental concerns. Organisations that have well established and effective Environmental Management Systems (EMS) undertake Environmental Monitoring and Auditing as a way of continuously improving on their Corporate Environment Management. Such undertakings are not and should not necessarily be motivated by regulatory compliance, but must be driven by an inherent organisation culture of environmental consciousness. Environmental Monitoring Environmental Monitoring can be defined as a continuous or periodic determination of actual and potential effects of any activity or phenomenon on the environment, whether short-term or long-term. As such it entails continuous and systematic collection of environmental data, which is analysed and used for decision-making. Environmental monitoring could also vary across and within projects depending on the scope and objective of the monitoring programme. Generally, two types can be ...

... Monitoring and Auditing are important tools for environmental management, their application in organizations is still low. This could be ascribed to several factors one of which is the tradeoffs that have to be made between economic gains and environmental protection. More often than note, most decisions tend to be tilted in favour of economic gains. As such desired benefits from Environmental Monitoring and Auditing programs in Kenya will depend to a great extent on demonstrated political and corporate will to enforce the required standards.
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