The potential conflict between different assessments was noted as well as the unique skill sets of each discipline and the need to have good domain knowledge so that results can be communicated with the senior staff in the client organisations.
Cynthia Chia gave an illuminating, and thought-provoking talk, on the diverse roles/competencies/regulations of environmental assessment. From a non--environmental view, it was very interesting how different the regulation/competence of environmental auditors is to those in the safety field.
Steve Beech summarised the ISA WG position paper, which recognises the unique attributes of ISA and IEA. The paper consists of six opinions on the relationship between ISA and IEA, from the importance to identify and balance risks in both domains, to a coordinated approach for both assessments and noting the lead role of IEMA in the registration of environmental auditors.
The ISA WG Chair, Stephen Hatton, put the webinar in the context of the work being produced by the ISA WG.
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