12 November 2021

10:30 - 13:00

£ Discounts available

Manufacturing organisations in the Food and Drink sector must comply with a wide range of environmental laws, with a typical business having approximately twenty to thirty environmental laws that require proactive compliance management. Whilst managing day to day compliance with environmental law is a significant undertaking, it is also important to have an understanding of the framework and structure of environmental law as this supports overall compliance management.

This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the structure of environmental law, the roles and functions of the regulators, and how sanctions can be applied in the event of non-compliant activities. It will be particularly useful for delegates who are new to the subject but will also be useful as a refresher, or for others wishing to understand the structure and framework of environmental law.

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Course agenda:

Course introduction

The structure of environmental law:

  • Civil and Criminal law and the environment
  • Environmental law at the International, European Union, UK and devolved administration levels and its interaction
  • The main types of environmental law and how they are designed to achieve environmental outcomes. Examples include producer responsibility, financial instruments, integrated permits and command and control

Facilitated exercise:

  • Recognising different types of environmental law


Brexit and environmental law:

  • The new relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union
  • Practical summary of environmental law and compliance management post Brexit
  • The Environment Bill, key content and latest progress

Environmental regulators:

  • The role, function and powers of the main UK environmental regulators
    Enforcement, sanctions and liabilities:
  • Types of civil and criminal sanctions applied for environmental offences
  • The consequences of non-compliance, implications for business and individuals

Q&A and next steps.

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