Some legislation applies to businesses of all sizes, whereas some are just for small businesses, and some are just for large businesses.
Some waste legislation must be followed by every business independent of their size, from the huge corporations with tens of thousands of employees, down to the sole traders.
One example is the Waste Duty of Care, which many one-man-bands think doesn’t apply to them, but, it does.
Part of the ISO:14001 standard dictates that you must have access to and know how to apply environmental legislation to your business.
Of course, that can be tricky, so most businesses either hire someone in-house to take care of this, or they outsource to an environmental consultancy, such as Imvelo.
One of the roles we undertake here at Imvelo is looking thoroughly at a business’ operations and seeing exactly what environmental legislation applies to them.
Quite often, things get missed. For example, if you’re a kitchen manufacturer, did you know that you require a special environmental permit just to work with timber products?
What about disposing of water? Well, you need permits to discharge any sort of…..