Environmental Auditing Practice & Charter
The Environmental Management Department (EMD) is responsible for conducting
internal environmental compliance audits of all healthcare, academic, research,
and operational entities of the University. This function is authorized through an
Environmental Audit Charter from the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Provost, and the Executive Vice President Health Affairs to the applicable entities in the University.
By routinely monitoring the University areas against function specific audit protocols using the Dakota Software Proactivity Suite and based on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state regulatory requirements these audits will assist in recognizing exemplary practices, identifying requirements to facilitate environmental regulatory compliance and achieve potential operational improvements. The process also assists in formulating action plans to address identified opportunities for improvement and tracking the actions to closure.