Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Designing your products and services so that they produce less carbon is not only good for the environment, it will also make them more appealing to more environmentally aware customers.
It can also help your business to win contracts, such as government tenders, where the use of environmentally aware suppliers is encouraged.
To make goods carbon efficient, you need to consider environmental impact at every stage of your product's life-cycle.
The stages to consider include:
You can calculate the carbon footprint of your products - and identify areas for improvement - using the new environmental standard PAS 2050:2008.
There can be a real commercial advantage to adopting the standard, as it can help your customers to make more informed purchasing decisions.
See our guideline: Energy labelling and ecodesign
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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