Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
More guidance on how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint, by innovation, green procurement, environmental performance improvement plans and by considering global environmental issues.
Reduce your impact on the environment by reducing your carbon emissions.
Greener or more sustainable procurement principles can reduce the environmental impact of the goods you purchase and could reduce your costs.
The main theme of green procurement is to consider the life cycle of products as a whole, not just their purchase price. This includes thinking about the:
You can apply the same principles to a range of goods which are commonly used in the education sector.
Consider using supplies of foodstuff from local suppliers and developing a sustainable food procurement policy.
Innovative technologies, products, processes or services may improve your business. Some 'green technologies' may also benefit the environment and are supported by the environmental regulators.
Take practical steps to manage your environmental performance and save money.
Your road transport business, whatever its size, costs money and can impact on the environment.
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Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs.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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