EPA’s list of appointed environmental auditors covers three audit categories: 

  • Contaminated land.  
  • Industrial facilities. 
  • Natural resources. 

While it’s our role to maintain this list, we don’t recommend auditors. 

Choosing and engaging an auditor

You need to engage an environmental auditor to conduct an environmental audit.  

When choosing and engaging an auditor, consider: 

  • the audit’s purpose 
  • whether there has been a previous audit or assessment. Either of these may limit the choice of auditor due to potential conflict of interest. Copies of audits are available and can be searched by street address 
  • whether there are existing audits for similar facilities in the area. Auditors with background knowledge of the area may be more effective in developing the scope of work required 
  • the need for detailed cost estimates with quotations, making sure there’s a clear description of the work’s scope  
  • the need to make clear:
    • the process for doing any extra work in the contract
    • the process for managing the project during any delays
  • engaging an auditor and environmental consultant with a proven working relationship. This may provide a smoother audit process.  

How to find an auditor

Use the EPA Interaction Portal to find an environmental auditor

About issues and disputes

Contact us with any concerns about an auditor’s performance. Environmental auditor guidelines for appointment and conduct (publication 865) explains the process for reporting and investigating complaints made against auditors. 

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Reviewed 25 September 2020