Understanding Environmental Compliance
Environmental compliance is quickly becoming a popular term in the construction industry as well as in the public sector and is having an increasing impact on the way that big companies conduct business.
For the ones that haven’t come across this term before, it’s all about conforming to environmental laws, standards, regulations, and any requirements regarding the surroundings. It’s clear therefore that with the rise and strengthening of environmental regulations and standards, environmental compliance profile has been raised. Now almost every big company must consider their impact on the environment and make changes accordingly. In the coming years we are able to expect this to filter down to small businesses and laws become even stricter.
Generally, environmental compliance entails reducing the quantity of energy used, using more eco-friendly sources of energy (including renewable energy), and reducing emissions, especially carbon emissions. If your company or organization reaches a particular amount of energy savings etc, they might be granted with an energy certification, for example IPPC and an EPD/DEC or they may embrace the EN 16001 standard.
Energy saving isn’t only compliance through achieving standards and certifications; it’s also has something to do with your clients. Consumers are more and more conscious of environmental issues and they expect businesses to be active in reducing emissions and using energy that is sustainable. Even though a company has not got to some standard just yet, establishing targets for energy economy and revealing a confident commitment to the surroundings is commendable and … Read More