Find out about monitoring, compliance, enforcement and our approach to better regulation.
Companies expect us to make it clear what we want, to be more responsive and less bureaucratic, to keep compliance costs to a minimum and to allow them to concentrate on running their business.
We can meet these demands with an approach that focuses on priorities and that helps business and individuals reduce their impact on the environment and reward good performers – and yet one that’s tough on those who do not meet acceptable standards. We call this 'better regulation'. It’s an ongoing process of improving the way we protect the environment.
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