Did you know maximum fines for environmental breaches can exceed OHS&W fines?
Did you know that the maximum fine through the Environment Protection Act 1993 for a body corporate is now $2 million, and that the maximum personal fines under the Act are $500,000 and 4 years in jail?
Despite this, those with environmental responsibilities (ie. members of HSE or environmental committees, ‘green champions’, etc.) often receive minimal or no formal environmental training, and in many cases are ill equipped to assume formal environmental responsibilities.
This poses quite a scary prospect for those acting in good faith and assuming formal environmental responsibilities in the event of a breach in legislation by a firm.
To help firms better understand their environmental responsibilities, Business SA in consultation with the Environment Protection Authority, developed the Environment Improver Program (EIP) - a unique package of training and consultancy designed to assist those with environmental responsibilities to:
- Better understand their roles and responsibilities in accordance with Environmental legislation (such as the Environment Protection Act 1993);
- Develop an environmental management plan / system aligned with ISO 14001 – as a basis to proactively manage their environmental risks / responsibilities.