Though the growth of industries is a boom for the economy but year by year it has caused environmental degradation and has led to water pollution, air pollution, land pollution, water lodging and harmed the environment in many distinct ways. So to comply with the environmental regulations which were earlier an option has now become a mandatory law to be followed by all the industrialists.
Some aspects to be worked on by all the industrialists:
Go for management related to the environment: There should be a separate management function for the environmental regulation as well. The management should help in framing rules by the top management. The top management should be committed to protecting the environment in ways it can and should also motivate the employees to take care of the environmental regulations. Specific goals related to the environment should be set up, planning should be done according to that and different heads should be appointed for particular regulations.
To know the new laws relating to the environment and the environment regulatory: There are the various district, state and national agencies which enforce the environmental laws and the industrialists should know the laws from them regarding which products are harmful and should be banned or the procedures to be followed to dispose of the waste.
To appoint the environment consultant: Usually, a person or a firm is appointed as the consultant for complying with the environmental regulations which have the professional experience of many years. It helps the management to take decisions on this aspect and help in preparing the necessary reports, assessing the performance and in doing audits.
A team is made for the environment regulations: The team identifies the various risks to the environment from the activities of the industry and communicate the protective measures to be followed to the workers so that the harmful effects can be minimized.
Evaluating the performance: The environmental results should be evaluated to know whether the regulations have complied and to know what more has to be done to achieve the desired results.
Affect of violations of the environmental regulations: Now the concern for the environment has to lead to the government making the regulations strict and giving harsh punishments for not complying with it. A heavy fine is charged or sometimes the license of the industries may be canceled depending upon the type of violation made by the industry.
Growth cannot be made without a healthy environment. The goal of sustainable growth is possible only if the regulations are followed by the manufacturers. Various environment acts had been passed for it and violations are heavily penalized. So for real growth, compliance with the environmental laws is necessary.
However, industries often face a problem in choosing between their sustainability of profits and between sustainability of the environment. Doing harm to the environment while working towards growing the economy, infrastructure and technology can be inevitable. The heavy penalties and regulations imposed by the government may be unreasonable in a scenario where growth and depreciation of the environment go hand in hand. In such a situation, it is advised to have a proper team of legal advisors in order to minimize the harm and penalties pertaining to it. The team of legal advisors is necessary to make suggestions regarding what is right and what is not as per the regulatory legislation. The team can also look after legal battles if any. We at B&B Associates have the best lawyers and advocates to advise and to fight the legal battles pertaining to environmental issues.