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dc.contributor.authorLambert, Ray
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-20T04:32:26Z
dc.date.available2010-09-20T04:32:26Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2564
dc.description.abstractFollowing US trends, several companies in New Zealand are now carrying out environmental audits as a means of improving their environmental management. This type of auditing is distinct from environmental accounting, and auditing procedures used by government agencies. A wide range of internal environmental auditing practices have been adopted from verifying company compliance with regulatory standards, through to a total assessment of how "green" a company is. This latter type of audit can be seen as an objective companies should move towards. A survey of environmental" auditing in New Zealand revealed two important points. Firstly, nearly all companies that have carried out environmental audits intend to continue the practice in the future. Secondly, New Zealand companies appear to have a more reactive approach to environmental auditing than foreign owned companies. To ensure that companies do not market audits, without making genuine improvements in environmental management, central government needs to take steps to protect the integrity of auditing. These measures should not discourage companies from continuing to take their own initiatives for improving environmental management.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectenvironmental managementen
dc.subjectenvironmental auditingen
dc.subjectenvironmental accountingen
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.titleEnvironmental auditing : the New Zealand response to an evolving disciplineen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Resource Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorGough, Janet
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc150102 Auditing and Accountabilityen


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