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Environmental Compliance : the Business Benefits

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By: Ben Vivian

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #93433 | ISBN: 1902375114
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About this book

This text takes the reader through a process of recognition of areas of environmental legislation relevant to industrialists, with an idea of how this information can be used to operational and commercial benefit. This is not a book which stresses the liabilities resulting from abuses of legislation but addresses the positive aspects.


Contents

Introduction to environmental compliance statutory compliance: introduction; the policy and legal framework; European legislation; waste duty of care; producer responsibility obligations (packaging waste) regulations (1997); local air quality regulations; statutory nuisance; contaminated land; water pollution; gaining benefits from complying with future legislation; summary. Non-statutory environmental compliance: introduction; environmental risk and insurance; organizational issues in risk and insurance; retrospective environmental liability; environmental reporting; selling the message; environmentally sound investments; benchmarking; economic instruments or green taxation; other new initiatives; summary. Environmental management systems - compliance issues: introduction; environmental management systems in the regulatory context; environmental management systems as a part of existing legislation; the legal implications of the environmental policy statement; organization and personnel responsibility; environmental aspects and impacts register; managing on-site contractors within an environmental management system; environmental impact assessment; audits and reviews; reporting; summary. Taking effective action: information sources; priniciples of the process of compliance; integration of environmental compliance into business improvement; establishing realistic goals and expectations.

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