Research and analysis

Environmental management systems and operator performance at sites regulated under integrated pollution control

This report assesses how the status of sites regulated under Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) affects operator performance and compliance records.

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Environmental Management Systems & Operator Performance at Sites Regulated under Integrated Pollution Control

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This report assesses how the status, with respect to externally validated environmental management systems (EMS), of sites regulated under Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) affects operator performance and compliance records. The analysis is based on a survey recording the EMS status of 843 IPC sites, the Environment Agency’s Operator and Pollution Risk Appraisal (OPRA) records, and records of enforcement action.