Environmental responsibilities


You have a legal responsibility for the impact your business has on the environment. For example, it's up to you to ensure that your waste is treated and disposed of properly.

Going beyond environmental compliance can also bring business benefits. Many businesses have realised that acting in a socially and environmentally responsible way is more than just a legal duty. It affects your bottom line and the long-term success of your business.

This guide outlines your main environmental responsibilities. It also explains where you can find more detailed information and help on environmental issues and sustainable development.

Subjects covered in this guide

Envirowise Advice Line

0800 585 794

Environment Agency Helpline

03708 506 506