Environmental Gap Analysis

A gap analysis is an audit or review that establishes what materials and resources make up your environmental management system, and what are missing. From here, we can develop your EMS into one that is complete, productive and legally compliant.

A gap analysis typically scrutinises organisational processes such as standard operating procedures, training processes, risk assessment methodologies, any previous incidents and the environmental roles and responsibilities of staff and management. It will also examine your regulatory requirements as well as your environmental aspects and impacts.

What we do

Graham A Brown & Associates has developed an ISO 14001 EMS Gap Analysis Protocol to assess your organisation’s conformance to the ISO 14001 standard. Featuring over 200 questions, our protocol has been successfully applied to major EMS gap analyses for many organisations. Our certified auditors will first seek to identify existing sources of documentation including:

  • Corporate standards
  • Policies and procedures
  • Manuals and other instructions

To complete our analysis, we’ll examine documents, inspect your worksite(s) and interview relevant personnel and assess the effectiveness of your environmental management programs. We’ll then provide a detailed report including either recommendations for improvement or an action plan that can be immediately implemented.

How we work

A gap analysis can be completed either formally or as a mentoring session that allows you to utilise our consultants’ knowledge and experience.

Our gap analyses are conducted in accordance with the international standard AS/NZS ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for auditing management systems.

Who we work with

We have completed environmental gap analyses for many organisations in industries and government agencies nationally and internationally. Our tried and tested process provides clients with clear outcomes and strategic plans for developing, implementing and maintaining their environmental management systems and achieving or maintaining certification to ISO 14001 where applicable.

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