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What Happens If You Violate Environmental Regulations?

Environmental regulations are laws that are put in place in order to protect the environment, public health and natural resources from pollution or harm.

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In some organisations, environmental regulations may be overlooked or even ignored.

This can have a serious impact on the organisation itself, employees and the health and safety of the environment.

Reporting these violations can help prevent matters to escalate into more serious issues.

In order for your organisation to partake in certain activities that could potentially harm the environment, you will need a permit or license.

A perfect example is, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron, which are some of the highest emitting companies since 1988.

Malpractices of waste disposal or hazardous materials can have a severe impact on the environment and neighbouring communities.

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Not to mention, this can be a safety hazard for your organisation and its employees as well.

There are legal consequences for violating environmental regulations.

Such as, fines and penalties, criminal charges in the severe cases, enforcement actions, etc.

Furthermore, damaging your organisation’s reputation and possible bankruptcy.

Environmental regulation laws include, Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Environmental Protection Act 1990

Disregarding environmental health and safety laws can be the downfall for an organisation.

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Negligence of waste disposal and hazardous materials can be the cause of injuries and illnesses.

Resulting in fines and penalties, criminal charges, etc, which could potentially cause organisations to lose millions.

Therefore, it’s important for organisations to have policies in place to protect and sustain the environment and their employees.

Adhering to environmental regulations ensures sustainability and shows that an organisation acts with responsibility.

A good way to showcase an organisation’s ethics in this regard, is the implementation of environmental health and safety policies and providing necessary training for your employees.

Here are some advantages for complying to good environmental practices –

  • Reducing environmental impact
  • Prevention of health and safety risks
  • Preventing possible lawsuits, fines and penalties
  • Sustainable and safe working environment for all stakeholders
  • Organisational ethics
  • Protecting the ecosystem

Some employees will feel anxious to report these specific violations, due to some organisations deliberately participating in unethical or environmental threatening practices.

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