Many businesses take SLTO for granted and get upset when it is withdrawn with little or no notice. Businesses involved in resource recovery are justifiably proud of their environmental credentials, so it is often a big surprise when local social amenity impacts (such as odour, noise, dust etc.) outweigh their good deeds and threaten their SLTO and sadly there are many businesses that end up a bad news story in the media and the damage to reputation is more damaging than any monetary penalties.
It could be argued that there is nothing more important to a business than its Social License to Operate. Community rejection or restrictions placed on your operations by compliance authorities such as the EPA can undermine profitability or even cause business closure.
Most of the impacts associated with resource recovery affect people much more than the environment:
Air quality and dust
Major accidents can be avoided relatively easily with the correct systems and controls in place. By contrast, it is quite easy to cause annoyance to the neighbours, particularly those that don't trust your company in the first place. Unfortunately, a simple annoyance can be enough to threaten or even remove your SLTO.
Our accredited auditors and technical waste management specialists can help you make sure that the government rarely comes knocking on your door, and if they do you have all the answers.
Most importantly we know that it’s more than mere compliance. It’s about helping you keep your SLTO. And making your business more profitable by understanding the financial implications of environmental management. We believe in what you do and we understand your success is our success.
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