COMPLIANCE - DUTY OF CARE
What is Duty of Care ("DoC")?
Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 ("EPA") sets out the duty of any person who imports, produces, carries, keeps or disposes of controlled waste to take all reasonable measures in the storage, transfer and treatment of waste to protect human health and the environment. The Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 ("Waste Regulations") came into force on 01 October 2012 (amending the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011), which details the compliance requirements of the EPA.
The Waste Regulations provide needed clarity in compliance obligations for organisations to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities, in addition to their waste brokers and treatments facilities obligations. Reputation is at risk if your waste management processes do not operate with a Duty of Care.
Who's responsibility is DoC?
Ultimately the responsibility lies with your organisation even if the service of waste disposal, transfer and treatment is outsourced to a supplier.
Consequences of not complying with DoC?
Enforcement measures by local authorities and the Environment Agency include a possibility of unlimited fines on conviction.
We have completed projects delivering full compliance against DoC, waste management obligations and taken organisations from compliance to performance with the reduction of waste disposal costs and increased performance against the waste hierarchy. Exposure from working for both client and supplier provides us with a unique approach to compliance.
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