A model of competency development for internal environmental auditors in IS014001-certified organizations
Keywords:competency, environmental education, internal auditor, ISO 14001, ISO audit
This paper substantiates the problem of the effectiveness of internal environmental auditors in ISO 14001-certified organizations. The purpose of the article was to design a model to develop the competency of internal environmental auditors working within ISO 14001 standards. Data were collected from 548 participants responsible for the internal auditing within organizations certified to ISO 14001 standards in Thailand. The research revealed several aspects related to the model of internal auditor competency on self-actualization, explaining the audit processes, and systematic knowledge. Evaluation of the efficiency of the model of internal auditor competency learning indicated that learning course satisfaction was at the very high level, while both internal and external behaviors were at the high level. Knowledge, along with earlier and post-awareness were the two variables comprising internal behavior; while the data analysis indicated scores with a high degree of statistical significance. Skill, participation, and attitude were external behavior parameters and were assessed at the highest level. The paper expanded the practical potential of the internal auditors who had already taken and passed the training course in providing conscientious and professional care with integrity in the auditing processes in the organizations.
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