To fulfil your environmental safety obligations, do this first
Your business has an impact on the environment. That's why there are environmental regulations that state you need to limit this impact and protect the environment.
To do this, you need to create environment protection measures.
But you can't do this if you're unsure what you need to prevent with these protection measures.
That's why you need to this thing one thing first so you can fulfil your environmental safety obligations...
Do this first so you can effectively fulfil your company's environmental safety obligations
To fulfil your company's environmental safety obligations, you need to take steps to limit the impact you have on the environment. To do that, you need to identify what impact you actually have on it.
That's why you need to do an environmental impact risk assessment. This assessment will help you locate the areas of your business that impact the environment, directly or indirectly.
This is key to fulfilling your environmental obligations no matter what kind of company you run.
To do it effectively and fulfil your obligations, follow these four steps.
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Four steps you must follow to do an environmental impact risk assessment
Step 1: Assess the activities in your business. Identify any direct impact your activities have on the environment (e.g. cutting down trees to manufacture paper).
Step 2: Assess the indirect impact your business activities have on the environment (e.g. air pollution from the machinery you use to manufacture the paper).
Step 3: Assess the substances and materials you use in your business. Consider how this impact the environment (e.g. waste from the paper manufacturing).
Step 4: Consider any indirect environmental impact your company may have such as air pollution from employees traveling to work.
Doing an environmental impact risk assessment with these four steps will help you effectively manage your company's environmental impact and fulfil your obligations to protect it.
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