A number of regulations have been introduced in the UK to comply with EU directives concerning environmental damage. These regulations implement a ‘polluter pays’ principle, meaning that businesses must take precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage and take remedial actions if damage occurs.
Environmental fines are proportionate to the cost of the damage including the cost of reinstatement, cost of disposing of the waste materials associated with the clean up as well as the enforcing agencies time and effort to bring the case to court. A criminal case will almost always be followed by civil claims for damage to livelihood by all parties impacted by the environmental incident. And that’s before you consider the impact of any negative PR.
We can help you effectively manage your environmental risk. These range from a simple environmental policy statement to a full ISO 14001 audit assistance package.
We will help you to develop an environmental improvement plan to enable you to meet your legal requirements, maximise your protection and focus on efficiency.
Areas that we can review include (but are not limited to):
By adopting a proactive approach towards environmental safety this can help position your business as socially responsible in the minds of your stakeholders whilst reducing your business risks and environmental inefficiencies.