An environmental audit is a process for assessing the nature and extent of environmental concerns at an existing facility–an industrial plant, an abandoned site, a mine area, or any other site where pollution problems are identified or anticipated. It is used to provide data on the extent of pollution in an industrial or developmental area, to quantify the scale of pollution at a particular site, or to examine the causes and potential remedies of problems at a facility.

Several types of audits can be distinguished, although with considerable overlap. The KEC has a Team of experts at its disposal that can conduct environmental audits of diverse nature including Site audit, Liability audit, Compliance audit, Management System audit, Waste Minimization audit etc. The KEC has also successfully completed a number of Legal Audits. A brief about different kinds of audit is given in the following box.