Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Using a supplier who can meet your standards for environmental and social issues can help you reduce your impacts through your supply chain.
You may decide to reward a supplier who can exceed your requirements and provide a more sustainable product or service.
You can evaluate the environmental and social performance of a supplier before you award a contract to them for goods and/or services. This is called pre-qualification.
You may choose to use a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) to check that a supplier can meet your standards for environmental and social issues. You may want to consider:
You can work with your suppliers to help them develop and improve their own environmental and social performance.
For example, you could:
You could look at sustainability considerations in your supply chain more formally.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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