Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Environmental damage

This guide gives an overview of what environmental damage is and how the Environmental Liability Regulations could affect you. It covers what action can be taken if you fail to remove a risk of environmental damage, or actually cause environmental damage.

You should also read the guide to pollution incidents and incident response planning.

Pollution incident response planning

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Agriculture

Chemicals manufacturing

Construction  

Fabricated metals

Fishing and aquaculture

Food and drink manufacture

Forestry

Golf

Healthcare

Hunting, shooting and game breeding

Landscaping

Machinery, electrical equipment and electronics

Metal production and processing  

Mineral Products

Mining and quarrying 

Pest Control

Pulp, paper and cardboard  

Printing and publishing

Retail and wholesale     

Recycling and reprocessing         

Rubber and plastic products

Surface treatment of metals

Transport

Textiles and clothing

Vehicle repair and maintenance 

Waste water and sewage

Waste

Wood and wood products

Additional resources

   

 

Video Case Study: How to Prepare an Emergency Response for Your Business

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