“THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR OBLIGATIONS IN RELATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND MAINTAIN A SUSTAINABLE AND REPUTABLE BUSINESS.”
Environmental Risks Environmental concerns range from the biggies – like climate change and pollution, to less publicised concerns like loss of biodiversity, depletion of natural resources, or statutory nuisances. Pollution Most pollutants come from industrial activity, oil production, transport and logistics. Fumes from vehicles and smoke from factories are responsible for high emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Collectively, the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support a human activity is known as its carbon footprint. Legal and Contractual Obligations Under the Environment Act 1995, environmental laws in England and Wales are regulated by the Environment Agency. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency regulates the laws for Scotland, and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs governs Northern Ireland. Corporate Responsibility All businesses should have a clear environmental policy and assess and manage environmental risks. Environmental Management Systems Environmental management system 14000 and its ISO 14001: 2015 standard, provides a structured framework Part of the Policy & Compliance Collection Environmental Awareness Care of the environment is a matter which concerns everyone, whether on a personal, business, national or global level. Energy and Resources You can save energy and resources by using them wisely, and minimising and recycling waste. Social Responsibility If you follow 3 simple steps (reduce, reuse and recycle) you can reduce and manage the amount of waste you generate. Financial Benefits of a Green Business Running a sustainable business or an eco-friendly household can actually bring financial benefits. Oil and Materials Storage Your oil storage container must have a sticker in a prominent position that tells you how to look after your oil and what to do if you have a spill. Waste Management Under section 34 of The Environmental Protection Act 1990, as a business, you have a duty to ensure that any waste your company produces is disposed of safely. Reporting Incidents As an employee, you have a duty to report all accidents, spills or signs of pollution to the H&S officer or the designated environmental management representative.
Care of the environment is a matter which concerns everyone, whether on a personal, business, national or global level.