Sustainability Audit Checklist

Sustainability Audit Checklist

This sustainability audit checklist:

  • Can provide you with a structured and systematic approach to evaluate your workplace’s sustainability performance, identify areas for improvement and can help ensure compliance and drive continuous improvement.
  • Can support your organization in their sustainability journey, enhance stakeholder engagement and contribute to the organization’s long-term success.


What are the Benefits of a Sustainable Workplace?

A sustainable workplace, which prioritizes environmental, social and economic responsibility, offers numerous benefits for organizations, employees and society as a whole.

Here are some key benefits of a sustainable workplace:

  1. By implementing sustainable practices, organizations can reduce their environmental impact. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing waste generation, conserving resources such as water and energy, and protecting ecosystems. These efforts contribute to mitigating climate change, preserving natural habitats and safeguarding the environment for future generations.
  2. Sustainable practices often lead to cost savings and an improvement in financial performance, through enhanced resource efficiency. Energy-efficient measures, waste reduction, and recycling initiatives can lower operational expenses, such as electricity bills and waste disposal fees. Additionally, sustainable workplaces tend to optimize processes and streamline operations, leading to improved productivity and cost-effectiveness.
  3. A sustainable workplace fosters a positive work environment and promotes employee engagement. When employees are proud to work for an organization that aligns with their values and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, it enhances their job satisfaction, loyalty and productivity. Sustainability initiatives can also encourage teamwork and collaboration among employees, boosting morale and employee well-being.
  4. Embracing sustainability enhances an organization’s reputation and strengthens relationships with stakeholders, including customers, investors, suppliers and the local community. Demonstrating a commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility can attract customers who prioritize sustainability, improve investor confidence and foster positive community engagement.
  5. A sustainable workplace ensures compliance with environmental regulations and reduces the risk of legal and regulatory penalties. By proactively addressing environmental and social risks, organizations can mitigate potential liabilities and safeguard their reputation.
  6. Embracing sustainability encourages innovation and stimulates creativity within an organization. Sustainable practices and reducing carbon footprints often drive research and development of new technologies, products and services that are environmentally friendly and meet evolving customer demands. Organizations that are at the forefront of sustainability innovation gain a competitive edge and can differentiate themselves in the market.
  7. Sustainable workplaces contribute positively to the local community and society at large. By supporting local suppliers, engaging in community initiatives and implementing fair employment practices, organizations can generate positive social impact, enhance their social license to operate and contribute to the well-being of the communities they operate in.
  8. Sustainability practices help future-proof organizations by considering long-term risks and opportunities. By addressing environmental and social challenges, organizations can adapt to changing regulations, market demands and stakeholder expectations. This fosters resilience, improves long-term business performance and ensures the organization’s viability in a rapidly changing world.


In summary, a sustainable workplace brings benefits ranging from environmental conservation and cost savings to enhanced employee engagement, reputation, and long-term business resilience.

By integrating sustainability into their operations, organizations can create a positive impact while fostering a sustainable future for all.

Sustainability Checklist


What is Included in this Sustainability Audit Checklist?

This sustainability audit checklist has prompts to review and inspect the following aspects of workplace sustainability opportunities:

  • Review electricity contracts and agreements.
  • Review gas contracts and agreements.
  • Review water contracts and agreements.
  • Use renewable energy sources where practicable.
  • Use biodegradable products and materials.
  • Use energy-rated appliances and equipment.
  • Establish an eco-transportation plan for employees.
  • Reduce the use of plastics.
  • Educate personnel on sustainability.
  • Make sustainability part of company updates or meetings.
  • Office and Administration
  • Digitize all systems where possible and eliminate paper use.
  • Compost all organic waste.
  • Replace all lights with energy-saving (LED) light bulbs.
  • Install lighting time or motion control systems.
  • Calibrate assets for optimal performance.
  • Fine-tune motors for optimal performance.
  • Install variable flow speed drives.
  • Repair any water or other fluid leaks.
  • Optimize waste (reduce, reuse or recycle).
  • Design products for an extended lifespan.
  • Be proactive with maintenance to reduce downtime.
  • Harvest daylight to reduce energy consumption.
  • Use 100% recyclable materials in all packaging.
  • Re-purpose packaging where practicable.
  • Eliminate toxins with production materials if practicable.
  • Set up a waste and energy tracking system.
  • Turn off appliances when not in use.
  • Capture all stormwater from the roof and reuse it.
  • Install water-saving devices.
  • Use reclaimed/recycled wood in construction.
  • Use green thermal insulation in construction.
  • Use reclaimed materials and upcycle into designs.

Why Become a Member of Redcat Safety and Download this Sustainability Audit Checklist?

This 2-page sustainability audit checklist can assist you in evaluating your workplace’s sustainability performance. The checklist can help you to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement in sustainability practices.

After downloading this sustainability audit checklist you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own sustainability checklist.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the sustainability checklist.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Sustainability Audit Checklist

  • This sustainability audit checklist template is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Become a Member Now’ button.
  • The checklist will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no membership auto-renewals, contracts or ongoing costs.

Sustainability Audit Checklist Guarantee

If you can find HSEQ resources that are of better value than what your Redcat Safety Membership offers, we will REFUND YOU double the cost of your membership.


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