RBWeek16: Helping Our Clients Become Environmentally Compliant
It’s BITC’s Responsible Business Week, an opportunity for UK businesses to demonstrate what they do for their communities and why has officially arrived. Over the last few days we have been sharing our Responsible Business Story as well as our achievements to date. In today’s blog, we’re focusing on how our services help clients’ to meet their own CSR objectives leading to them becoming responsible businesses in the process.
adi Environmental’s Lynne Potter gives us the lowdown on all things adi Environmental and the important steps to consider when it comes to being environmentally compliant.
Environmental law covers a wide range of environmental programs designed to protect air, water, natural resources, wildlife and public health.
Countries throughout the world use environmental law to help address problems such as the discharge of pollutants into the environment, the protection of flora and fauna, the handling, storage and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the application of pesticides, preventing air contamination, and protecting the quality and availability of clean water.
However, simply having environmental laws in place is not enough to address these problems. In addition there needs to be a top level drive to manage the resources and enhance the community by the work activities that we do.
Successful strategies will both encourage and compel behavioural changes within the regulated community that are needed to achieve compliance. Sustainability policies developed and adopted by adi to look at the wider community and the impact of our business.
Environmental compliance is never straightforward. You’ve got to deal with constantly changing regulations and the fact that Environmental compliance looks different for every business. For some it could mean keeping hazardous air emissions within regulated limits. Others might strive for having zero chemical spills or incidents.
Whatever achieving compliance means for a business, the benefits for each and every company are the same:
– Save money. (Reuse of raw material, efficiently sourcing)
– Reduce risk of noncompliance penalties. (Public perception)
– Improve public relations. (Highlights that a company is operatic both ethically and morally)
– Increases Investor Confidence by Reducing Business Risks
– Environmental requirements can often save businesses money by stimulating innovation, leading to improvements in product design and manufacturing processes.
– These innovations improve pollution prevention strategies and energy efficiency efforts and result in reductions in waste.
– Creates New Jobs and Markets: Compliance assurance creates jobs in new industries.
A company which takes Environmental and sustainable policies seriously is forward thinking; It shows that the business is operating to safeguard the future not only of its immediate business but the wider community.
Environmental and sustainable policies look at the ethical and moral sides of the business and show to the wider business community a sense of responsibility. It demonstrates a goal and commitment to be a present force not only now but in the future.
It shows that growth is not about just monetary gain, but encompasses the development of systems and practices that benefit and enhance the wider community.
adi Environmental is dynamic and flexible providing consultative solutions to UK based blue chip organisations within the Pharmaceutical, Food & Manufacturing sectors as well as Public Sector partners. Learn more about adi Environmental here.
We have many areas of expertise that work together in the offerings that we present including;
– Water is huge resource; reclaim reused and efficiency studies
– Steam trap efficiency surveys (waste heat and energy)
– Grey water studies
– Waste audits (identify waste streams)
– Environmental compliance audit (against 14001 standard)
– IPPC permit support
– Water mapping services
– F gas audits
– Noise, light, co2, particle surveys for air quality
– Effluent sampling and assessment
– Drum free chemical delivery
– Paper free reporting and inspection reports