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Regulators Approve IIA, Auditing Roundtable Merger

New York approval completes global EHS partnership

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 31, 2016) –The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) merger with the Auditing Roundtable has received final approval from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, formally opening the door to greater promotion and advocacy for the profession.

“Approval from the New York state regulators was the final step in our merger with the Auditing Roundtable,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “We have benefited from a strong partnership with the Auditing Roundtable for many years. With this merger we bring to bear the combined resources and experiences of two great organizations to elevate the environmental, health and safety (EHS) audit profession.”

Since 1982, The Auditing Roundtable has represented and advocated for the EHS audit profession, helping to train and advocate for its members. The industry is facing a pivotal stage

as businesses continue to increase their manufacturing and retail plans on a global scale. The risks associated with such practices paired with heavy governmental regulations elevate the importance of EHS auditors for these businesses.

In April, The IIA launched the Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center as a resource for EHS auditors. The new, members-only center functions as a hub for industry news, networking opportunities, research, and career training and development. The center website will remain open to non-members through June 30.

The IIA and the Auditing Roundtable first partnered in 1997 to create the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) for industry professionals to advance their careers through a suite of certifications, such as the Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) and the Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA). Although EHS auditors are independent from internal auditors by definition, the two stand united in their positions as supporters of strong corporate governance.