Environmental Auditing: A Panacea for Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria
Abstract: The recent spate of global warming and its insidious effect on the world´s climate makes the need for sustainability pronounced. Global warming generates unsustainable features like ozone depletion, toxic pollution, species extinction and habitat, social conflict; poor sanitation and resource depletion. Most of these environmental degradations and emissions are anthropogenic. Therefore, the objective of this study is to examine if environmental auditing is a panacea for environmental sustainability in Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted in data collection and ´F´test was used to conduct test on hypotheses. The result revealed that each of the independent variable tested has significant relationship with the dependent variable. This implies that environmental auditing is a panacea for environmental sustainability in Nigeria. The paper therefore recommended that prescribed and dedicated standards on environmental auditing for auditors is paramount when conducting such audit since the positive relationship between environmental audit and its engagement by Nigerian firms. It was also since environmental audit affects environmental sustainability, government should use every opportunity to raise public, government, industry, foundation, and university awareness by openly addressing the urgent need to move toward an environmentally sustainable future.
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Authors: Stephen I. Ocheni