Published: Nov 17, 2023

  Inna Stecenko

  Baiba Rivza

  Nataliia Lutska


Sustainable development in the environmental sector is a priority direction in Latvia, as in all EU countries. However, the use of different approaches does not provide effective results to achieve the SDG. The purpose of the research is to develop a model for carrying out an ecological audit based on the principle of inter-industrial assessment on the use of reagents on the country’s roads. The authors suggest using an environmental audit for a comprehensive assessment of the influence of reagents on the environment. Subject of research: model of environmental audit in assessing the use of reagents. The object of the study is the Latvian approach to the use of reagents. The research methodology applied for this research study is qualitative and quantitative research methods. The monographic method and the method of deduction were used to analyze the corresponding theoretical concepts, the statistical method, the method of graphic analysis, correlation and regression analysis, Student’s distribution were used for the evidence base of the research. Conclusion of the study: in the research the authors identified the following pattern: with the growth of income of the population of Latvia, the number of cars in the country increases (correlation 0.999, R = 0.754), however, there is also an increase in road accidents (correlation 0.946, R = 0.728), which leads to an increase in car repairs. In auto repair work, an anti-corrosion coating is used that releases non-methane volatile compounds. When conducting an environmental audit, it is necessary to take into account anti-corrosion coatings. As part of the research, the identified pattern was based on the use of the principle of intersectoral assessment. According to the authors, conducting an environmental audit according to the model proposed by the authors will lead to the identification of sources of environmental pollution, and subsequently to the development of a program to reduce or eliminate it. Regression equation analysis will make it possible to predict the expected number of accidents and will allow non-methane volatile compounds to be taken into account in environmental audits.

How to Cite

Stecenko, I., Rivza, B., & Lutska, N. (2023). ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT IN ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF REAGENTS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN LATVIA. Baltic Journal of Economic Studies, 9(4), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2023-9-4-11-18
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environmental audit, transport, reagents, principle of inter-industrial assessment, sustainable development, Latvia


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