This International Standard provides guidance on how to conduct an EDD Assessment through a systematic process of identifying environmental aspects, issues and conditions as well as determining, if appropriate, their business consequences.
This International Standard does not provide guidance on how to conduct other types of environmental assessment, such as:
a) environmental audits (including environmental management system and regulatory compliance audits);
b) environmental impact assessments;
c) environmental performance, efficiency, or reliability evaluations; or
d) intrusive environmental investigations and remediation.
This International Standard is not intended for use as a specification standard for certification or registration purposes or for the establishment of environmental management system requirements.
Use of this International Standard does not imply that other standards and legislation are imposed on the client or the assessee.