Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Your business can harm the environment by contributing to climate change and damaging land, water and wildlife
See what your business can save on bills by putting in place some straightforward efficiency measures
Case studies and videos demonstrating environmental compliance and good practice
Checklists offer businesses a quick way of identifying areas where they might need to take action
All businesses can benefit from having a plan in place to deal with any spills, leaks or other incidents
Includes Environmental Management Systems, climate adaptation and downloadable toolkits for SMEs in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This section deals with the impacts that businesses can have on land
The equipment, materials and fuels used by businesses can pose a threat to the environment and human health if not managed properly
If you cause a nuisance to neighbours, your local council can require you to take action to prevent the nuisance. Good planning can help prevent problems.
Your business may require a permit, licence, exemmption or other authorisation before you carry out certain activities
PPGs and GPPs provide guidance on how to minimise the environmental impact that businesses can have
Provide valuable information and help to on a range of issues, including environmental performance
Vehicle use can have a significant impact on the local environment as well as contributing to global climate change
Some useful links to organisations, websites and online resources
Regulations require from businesses to manage their waste with as little impact on the environment as possible
If you have a permit, licence or authorisation you will have strict limits on what you can discharge from your site
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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