Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Ensuring good air quality can benefit your business. You can reduce the risk of health problems among your staff and visitors, which may help avoid staff sickness and compensation claims.
Complying with air quality legislation will also help you avoid the risks of penalties and prosecution. Read the page in this guide on what you must do to prevent air pollution.
However, there are a number of other benefits, aside from reducing legal and financial risks. Better practice can also help you save money. Cost savings typically include:
Your reputation could benefit too. Lower levels of pollution will improve your standing with employees and customers, and relationships with the local community. As environmental awareness grows, clients and potential clients may be more attracted to your business than to your competitors.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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