Five Star Environmental Audit

The Five Star Environmental Audit aims to support and improve the environmental sustainability performance of your business by examining your policies, processes and practices and recommending improvements.

The audit goes far beyond the requirements of traditional environmental management systems such as ISO 14001 and will help you demonstrate your environmental credentials, and be more resource and cost efficient.

This audit allows you to demonstrate your environmental and sustainability commitments to your employees, clients and business partners.

The Five Star Environmental Audit is designed for any type of organisation and can be adopted as a strategic plan as you strive towards best practice status.

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Why Five Star Environmental Audit?

  • 1.

    Improve operating efficiency

  • 2.

    Eliminate waste

  • 3.

    Demonstrate your commitment to environmental and sustainability issues

  • 4.

    Support strategic business goals and objectives


Keith Whitehead, Senior Consultant, talks about recent changes to the audit.

Five Star Environmental Audit


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How does it work?

Our vastly experienced auditors carry out a comprehensive holistic analysis of data and information about your environmental management system and associated arrangements.

Information is gathered through data sampling, documentation review, interviews with key employees/stakeholders and sampling of operational activities.

The final audit report is provided within 28 days of the audit completion and identifies areas of good/best practice and areas for improvement. Detailed recommendations are provided, which can support more effective targeting of resources.

Our unique quantified criteria provide outcomes for all individual elements, and an overall star graded outcome ranging between zero and five stars.

Organisations that achieve the maximum five-star rating are invited to enter our prestigious Globe of Honour Awards scheme.

Why choose the British Safety Council?

Internationally recognised, our audit and consultancy services are the best way to ensure your health, safety and environmental management systems (and associated arrangements) are suitable for your business, promote continual improvement and are effectively implemented.

Our audit and consultancy services are internationally recognised and are the best way to ensure your safety and environmental management systems are fit for purpose and effectively implemented.

As part of our own quality control processes, we ensure:

  • Our audit and consultancy products are regularly reviewed to meet customer needs, expectations and sector best practice
  • Consistently high standards of service are achieved through a robust quality assurance process including auditor standardisation, training and performance monitoring
  • Our technical specialists serve on strategic committees for occupational health, safety and environmental standards
  • We have a unique internationally recognised best practice (five star) audit system
  • Industry recognition from awards such as the prestigious Sword or Globe of Honour.

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Those organisations that achieve the maximum five-star grading are eligible to apply for the Globe of Honour, a prestigious award that recognises the ‘best of the best’ in environmental management from around the world.