Environmental Audit And Compliance Assurance

2010-2011Major UK contractorThe WISenvironmental team was commissioned by a major WtE plant operator to carry out an audit of the clinical waste incineration operations at one of their plants for compliance with Appropriate Measures specified in the Sector Guidance Note on Clinical Waste EPR 5.07 V1.0 (July 2010) and subsequently V1.1 (January 2011).
WISenvironmental audited and reported on the following activities: measures undertaken pre-acceptance and upon delivery of the waste to the site; measures for waste storage and handling; measures for the control of emissions to air, surface water and sewer. Each operational aspect where appropriate measures were not in place was reported as a non-conformity in the List of Findings report and the Audit Report. A Corrective Acton Plan to progressively address findings has been drawn up and implemented by the management team.
YearClientDescription of Project
2010Multinational client via AEC LtdTeam auditor providing UK expert environmental support to a 2-man US team carrying out an EH&S Compliance Assurance audit of two manufacturing plants in NW and West Midlands, England
2010VariousExample Environmental Auditing Experience

Lead Auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA1 of Computer Cab plc operations
Lead Auditor in 14001 Stage 1 (document review and initial site visit) & Stage 2 (Initial Audit) of The Leaflet Company operations at 1 Gunpowder Square, London
Lead Auditor in 14001 follow-up of Computer Cab plc operations
Lead auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA2 of Union Street HQ and the Brigade Distribution Centre in Croydon
Lead Auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA4 of Steria Limited, Belfast operations
2007-2009Various mostly with DNV CertificationRecent auditing experience (principally EMS certification auditing as Lead Auditor with DNV Certification) as specified in IEMA-verified CPD submission and summarised as follows:
2009: 15 projects that audited 21 sites totalling 365 audit hours
2008: 28 projects that audited 58 sites totalling 495 audit hours
2007: 20 projects that audited 42 sites totalling 880 audit hours
2009VariousExample Environmental Auditing Experience

Lead Auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA5 of Computer Cab plc operations at Hygeia, Taxi House and Advantage House
Lead Auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA1 of Steria plc Belfast operations
In country environmental expert support for US multinational team conducting in-house legal Compliance Audit of BMS Cruiserath, Dublin, Ireland
Support Auditor witnessing Stage 2 (Initial) Audit of Cocksedge Building Contractors Ltd at Mildenhall HQ and construction sites at Churchill College Cambridge, Cottenham & Lakenheath
Lead auditor in 14001 PA2 audit of St Ives Web, Plymouth HQ and site and Roche site
In country environmental expert support for US multinational team conducting in-house legal Compliance Audit of food manufacturing operations at Abbott Ireland, Cootehill, Co Cavan, Ireland
In country environmental expert support for US multinational team conducting in-house legal Compliance Audit of medical products manufacturing operations at Abbott Laboratories, Donegal Town, Ireland
Lead Auditor in 14001 recertification audit of Computer Cab plc operations at 3 locations: Hygeia, No.7 and Advantage House
Lead auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA1 of Union Street HQ and the PEG/H&L division in Croydon
Lead auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA1 of the London Borough of Camden Street Environmental Services at 3 locations: Cockpit Yard HQ, Holmes Road Depot & Regis Road Recycling Centre
Lead Auditor in 14001 periodic audit PA2 of Steria plc Belfast operations
Environmental compliance audit of L’oreal’s Body Shop HQ in Littlehampton, UK
Conduct Initial Environmental Review, develop an EMS and provide implementation and checking support for the 2-facility operations of bioMerieux UK in Basingstoke
Steria plc Stage 1 & 2 Audits(extension to scope) of the company head office at Hemel Hempstead
Site visit Citymain Administrators, Isle of Wight to conduct environmental review: draft environmental policy and EMS Manual
2009Multinational client via MWHEnvironmental expert in team of EHS auditors led by a US-based lead auditor from a leading food and healthcare manufacturer conducting two 5-day in-house compliance audits of manufacturing facilities in the Midlands and north-west of Ireland.
2008VariousExample Environmental Auditing Experience

Lead Auditor in 14001 periodic audit of Computer Cab plc operations in Aberdeen.
Audit team member in the renewal audit of Pyros Environmental Ltd hazardous waste incinerator at Hythe (Fawley).
Team Auditor in 14001 periodic audit (PA5) of Environmental Street Services section of the London Borough of Camden: included audit of the operations of the Regis Road Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Member of the EHS team in a pre-acquisition due diligence of a target manufacturing company in Northern Ireland on behalf of a major multi-national organisation.
Audit team member in the 14001 periodic audit of the central government Foreign and Commonwealth Office facilities management EMS for central London and Hanslope Park operations.
Lead auditor in Initial Visit/ Document Review of the EMS established for the office operations of Sinclair Knight Merz in Manchester
Lead auditor in Initial Visit/ Document Review of the EMS established for the office and services operations of Steria UK Ltd in Belfast
Lead auditor in 14001 Periodic Audit PA1 St Ives Web Plymouth & Andover sites
Project Faraday: in country environmental expert support for major US multinational in pre-acquisition assessment of a leading UK power generation manufacturer in Rugby
Lead auditor in 14001 re-audit/ Initial Audit of Computer cab plc Aberdeen operations
Lead auditor in Internal 14001 audit of W&S Recycling operations at Millhams CRC
Sole auditor in 14001 periodic audits of DHL facilities at: Northampton, Birmingham TD, Telford DD & Telford DD
Lead auditor in 14001 certification initial audit SKM offices Manchester
Lead auditor in 14001 certification initial audit Steria offices Belfast
Sole auditor in 14001 certification periodic audit of Veolia Environmental Services South Downs: Eastbourne HWRC and depot; Pebsham TS; Forest Row HWRC; and Hove HQ
Lead auditor in 14001 periodic certification audit of Computer Cab plc facilities at: Hygeia House HQ; Mitre House and No.7
Lead auditor in special Compliance Audit of Highmoor Landfill: findings reported by VES to Environment Agency
Team auditor in 14001 periodic certification audit of St Ives Crayford
Sole auditor in 14001 periodic audits of DHL facilities at: Risley; Ashton; Stoke TD, Stoke DD; Borehamwood; and Hayes
In country environmental expert support for US multinational team conducting in-house legal Compliance Audit of FMC Cork, Ireland
2008Multinational client via MWHEnvironmental expert in an M&A due diligence in Northern Ireland for a multinational organisation.
2007VariousExample Environmental Auditing Experience

ISO 14001 Document Review and Initial Site Visit as lead auditor of two facilities of the printing company St Ives Web in Plymouth.
ISO 14001 auditor in a two person team carrying out a periodic audit of the company facilities of Deutsche Bank, London.
Sole auditor in an ISO 14001 periodic certification audit of three landfills in north England, a depot and an administration headquarters for a leading waste management company.
Lead auditor in an ISO 14001 pre-certification audit of Premier Foods, Kings Lynn.
Lead ISO 14001 auditor in a 9001/14001 recertification audit of Computer Cab plc, London.
Provided UK expert environmental support to a US team conducting an in-house EH&S compliance assurance audit of 3 Air Products manufacturing facilities in northern England.
Provided UK expert support to a US team conducting an in-house EH&S compliance assurance audit of an aerospace service company close to Heathrow Airport, London for a US multinational.
Managed Phase I and limited scope Phase II pre-joint venture audits for a chemicals manufacturing site in Wellingborough, England.
Sole auditor but overall team member in an ISO 14001 certification audit of Cleanaway Ltd landfills in south-eastern England and at six Essex-located civic amenity sites.
Provided UK expert environmental support to a US team conducting an in-house compliance assurance audit of three repair and overhaul facilities in the aerospace sector located in south-east England for a US multinational organisation.
Pre-acquisition due diligence audit of a manufacturer of X-ray machines located in north-east England.
Sole auditor in an ISO 14001 certification audit on Cleansing Services Group transport depots near Bristol and two landfills.
Pre-acquisition due diligence audit of two healthcare manufacturing facilities in the Midlands and north-west of Ireland for a confidential client.
2006VariousExample Environmental Auditing Experience1985-2007

Pre-acquisition due diligence audit of a six-storey 1905-vintage commercial office block in Central London for a multinational client.
Pre-flotation audit of environmental and key H&S aspects of a manufacturing facility in the healthcare sector in Greater Manchester.
Lead auditor in a two-person EH&S team conducting an in-house external auditor compliance assurance audit of a sensing equipment manufacturer located in the East Midlands, England.
Lead auditor in a two-person team conducting an in-house external audit of environmental and waste water compliance of an aerospace sector service and overhaul company based in Dublin, Ireland.
Team auditor in an ISO 9001/14001 certification audit of a hazardous waste treatment and incineration facility in Southern England for a leading waste management company.
Sole auditor in an ISO 9001/14001 audit of two landfills near Rugby and Burton, England for a leading waste management company.
Attended a virtual dataroom to identify and report on potential liabilities associated with five landfills as part of an acquisition.
Regulatory compliance audit of the operations of a waste transfer station located in west Kent for the site’s owner.
Pre-acquisition Phase I audit of a flight simulations software development company with facilities in Surrey and Lancashire.
1985-2005VariousGlobal Environmental Auditing Experience1985-2007

Extensive international experience of environmental assessment and auditing (including compliance, acquisition, divestiture and liabilities) for manufacturing, commercial and venture capital organisations starting with Xerox Corporation in 1985 and in a wide range of countries including: Europe: Turkey, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Malta, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, The Netherlands; and Asia: India, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Jordan, Palestine Authority (Japan and South Korea at arms-length).
2004MWHPre-acquisition Phase I Environmental Site Assessment of an electromagnet manufacturer in UK

Phase I pre-acquisition audit of a large electromagnet manufacturer based in southern England. The audit involved the assessment of an off-site sub-let warehouse and an off-site short-lease storage facility.
2004MWHCompliance assurance audit of an electronic sensor manufacturing plant in the East Midlands, UK

Acted as auditor in a three person team that carried out an EH&S Compliance Assurance Audit of a 650-employee manufacturing facility in Leicester, England. Specialised in the areas of waste, medical surveillance and occupational health.
2004MWHCompliance assurance audit of an electronics manufacturing plant in the west of Ireland

Acted as auditor in a two person team that carried out an EH&S Compliance Assurance Audit in an electronic sensor manufacturing facility in the west of Ireland on behalf of the corporate body.
2003-2004MWH Compliance assurance audit of an electronics manufacturing plant in SW England with follow-up secondment

Carried out a Environmental Compliance Audit at a Part B LAAPC-authorised electronics manufacturing plant (soon to be permitted as a ‘deemed’ Part B LAPPC facility) located in SW England upon instruction from the corporate EH&S team. Prepared a report that listed in excess of 25 Corrective Actions. Support to address the CAs was provided in a second site-based secondment phase in early 2004.
2000-2005Oxfordshire CCDevelopment and annual implementation of a Best Value performance audit of Oxfordshire County Council’s contracted landfill service

A Landfill Performance methodology was produced on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council Waste Management Department to enable them to demonstrate Best Value for the landfill service provided at four landfills by three major national waste management companies. The methodology focussed on compliance with the requirements of operators’ licences, consents, permissions and working plans. The methodology used the Audit and Agenda Modules of the environmental information management system E Quest to create reports. Individual Operator Reports were prepared for each site and meetings of involved parties were convened each year 2000 and 2005 at which non-compliances were presented and discussed.
2003MWHCompliance assurance audit of an aerospace components manufacturing plant in SW England and a engine repair & overhaul facility in SE England, UK

Acted as the environmental auditor in a corporate EH&S team that audited one manufacturing plant and one service facility in England for compliance with regulations and corporate procedures. One manufactures electronic products and the second repairs and overhauls engines. Corrective actions were identified and reported using the corporate off-line audit tool.
2003 – 2005Oxfordshire CCDevelopment and implementation of a Best Value performance audit of Oxfordshire County Council’s 8 waste recycling centres

Devised a methodology for use by the Environmental Services section of Oxfordshire County Council to routinely audit the operational performance of the County’s eight Waste Recycling Centres. Baseline assessment reports were produced and the findings for each were reviewed with each of the site operators. The methodology focuses on compliance with the requirements of industry good practice and good health & safety management. The methodology uses an Off-Line Audit tool developed in collaboration with the Dutch IT company Eco Systems.