Environmental compliance refers to the adherence to the relevant laws, regulations, standards, and policies related to the environment under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and others rules and notification issued by the Government from time-to-time. It also entails obtaining permits or licenses for certain operations and preparing for the relevant inspections and audits.
Environmental compliance is not only a legal requirement, but also has significant benefits such as –
- reducing the risk of penalties and fines,
- improving public image and reputation,
- reducing the overall environmental impact of operations
- aiding the sustainability of the company, and
- helping the organization adapt to changes in regulations and technologies.
At ERAF we provide a wide range of services to help our clients comply with environmental regulations and laws.
Our services include –
Compliance Auditing: conducting a thorough examination of an organization’s operations and procedures to ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant environmental laws and regulations. The audit will help identify areas that are non-compliant and provide recommendations for addressing these issues.
Permit Assistance: helping our clients obtain the necessary permits and licenses required for their operations. This can include assistance with the application process, negotiations with regulatory agencies, and ongoing compliance with permit requirements.
- Training and Education: providing training and education to organizations to help them understand and comply with environmental regulations.
Pollution Prevention and Control: assisting organizations in identifying and implementing strategies to prevent or control pollution from their operations. This can include identifying best management practices, retrofitting equipment, and implementing recycling and waste reduction programs.
Risk Assessment and Management: helping organizations assess and manage the environmental risks associated with their operations. This can include identifying potential hazards, evaluating the likelihood and impact of these hazards, and developing and implementing plans to mitigate or manage these risks.
Environmental Impact Assessment: helping conduct Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of projects, to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of a proposed action on the environment and human health, and recommend mitigation and management measures.
- Sustainability and reporting: advising on sustainability, carbon footprint, and environmental reporting and support to develop and implement sustainable practices, preparing and publishing sustainability reports.