Environmental Consultancy

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A BUSINESS PARTNER THAT SHARES YOUR VISION

Whether you are an individual, a small enterprise or a multinational company we believe that it is important to have a business partner that shares your vision and your values. Identifying and observing the principles that a company is based on, represents the steppingstone in “building” the customized environmental services that Green Environment Support offers.

Collaborating with a company specialized in environmental services represents an efficient strategic action, which offers a great economic advantage precisely by ensuring the undertaking of the obligations imposed by the environmental legislation.

The complexity of the environmental legislation calls for an extensive knowledge and a specialized and efficient interpretation of all documents that compose it. Due to this continuous legal development, the role of authorized environmental companies has evolved from potential collaborator to a vital business component.

The consulting services provided by Green Environment Support will help you understand the environmental legislation, comply with its requirements, regardless of your field of activity, and create a safe and prosperous work environment within your business.

Depending on the complexity of your activity and on your NACE codes, Green Environment Support can support you to obtain the environmental permit, carrying out all steps necessary according with the specific legal terms.

GREEN ENVIRONMENT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS MAKE SURE THAT YOU BENEFIT FROM THE LATEST LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

From drafting the necessary documentation for obtaining the environmental permit  to studies for assessing the environmental impact, Green Environment Support’s specialists will make sure that you receive correct and updated information, thus helping you avoid situations that can generate fines that vary, according to GEO 195/2005 on environmental protection, from 5.000 lei to 10.000 lei for individuals, and from 30.000 lei to 60.000 lei, for legal entities.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING COMPANY?

Any company in Romania may face the following dilemma at some point: whether or not to work with a company who offers environmental consulting services. Which are the advantages that this type of collaboration brings:

If we analyze the existing legislation, according to GEO 195/2005 any economic activity which has an impact on the environment needs to have specialized environmental protection department with the following roles:

  • Assessing the environmental impact generated by the company and mitigate or even eliminate it, while complying with the legislation
  • Drafting the necessary documentation for obtaining environmental and water permits
  • Compiling the specific evidences (chemical and dangerous substances, used oil, tires, batteries and accumulators, emissions, electrical and electronic equipment, etc.) and transmitting the necessary reports to the Environmental Protection Agency and to the Environmental Fund Administration monthly, semiannually or annually
  • Developing and implementing procedures for reducing the quantity of waste generated, pollution, consumption of resources and energy
  • Monitoring environmental factors (water, air, ground, underground, noise and vibration) and maintaining the evidence of such monitoring
  • Filling in the Registry of chemical and dangerous substances
  • Attending any inspections carried out by the competent authorities (Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Guard, Local Police, Environmental Fund Administration)
  • Taking part in internal/external audits for ISO certification.
  • Complying with the environmental permits in place

Moreover according to Law 211/2011 – Art. 22 – it is mandatory for any company (regardless of the quantity of waste he generates) to appoint a person from among his own employees, who makes sure all the waste management obligations are fulfilled or delegate the responsibility to a third party (namely an environmental consulting company).

The role of a Waste Management Representative or a consulting company is to:

  • identify and classify all waste produced by the company
  • compile the evidence of all the waste produced by the company
  • fill in the annual waste management report, both on paper and in the SIM
  • manage special waste: used oils, electrical and electronic equipment and waste electrical and electronic equipment, tires, contaminated packaging
  • fill in the packaging and waste packaging report to the Agency of Environmental protection.
  • fill in the transportation documents for all the waste picked up by authorized waste collectors, Annex 2 of GD 1061/2008- for hazardous waste and Annex 3 of GD 1061/2008
  • track the traceability of waste up to its final destination (final recovery or final disposal)
  • make sure that waste is only handed over to authorized waste collectors
  • make sure there is a description of all the hazardous waste produced by the company
  • obtain from the Environmental Protection Agency and General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations the approval for transporting any dangerous waste exceeding 1000 kg/year
  • make sure not to exceed the waste quantities provided in the environmental permit

As you can see above there is a big responsibility that the Environmental Representative has to manage. In most of the cases we have the following scenarios:

  • in some companies the Waste Management Officer is one of the employees who has taken over these attributes in parallel with other attributions (ex. the company’s accountant)
  • in bigger companies, due to the large number of environmental responsibilities, there is at least one person employed specifically to take care of these aspects
  • some companies have outsourced these services to a consulting company

What does a company do if receives a fine from the authorities, for omitting certain environmental aspects or making an error due to lack of knowledge, or for not being aware of the latest changes of the applicable legislation etc.? Who will pay the fine, which is quite expensive?

In this case, the advantage of using a consulting company is that it undertakes, by contract, all liability related to environmental issues, namely it takes responsibility for its actions and will pay the fine, should it turn out that it was wrong due to its own fault. Furthermore, the probability that a consulting firm, with several experienced engineers, will be wrong is smaller than that of a person carrying out this activity in parallel with his/her daily responsibilities.

You ca choose to focus on your business and avoid any type of fines from the environmental authorities by outsourcing the environmental reporting to a consultancy company. (the operating principle of the company Green Environment Support).

REDUCED COSTS

By collaborating with an experienced environmental consulting company you can reduce many costs:

  • staff expenses: the cost of an employee (salary, taxes, trainings, logistic and administrative expenses, rest leaves, resignations etc.) is undeniably higher compared to a monthly fee paid to the consulting firm;
  • the specialists of a consulting firm can help reduce the company’s costs significantly  by searching for the best solutions for recycling/recovering waste from its own activity and recommending the optimal method to fulfill the EFM responsibility of paying the packaging introduced on the market.

AN EXPERIENCED COMPANY

How much does the experience of a consulting firm matter, especially the experience of our company?

If we talk about the experience of our employees, especially of our engineers, it is important to keep in mind that we currently have over 10 environmental consultants out of which 7 are experienced engineers with extended problem solving skill.. Furthermore, any new issue is debated within our team, so that every engineer is up to date with all legal changes.

Our clients portfolio with more than 400 companies from all areas of activity is another advantage and we know exactly what needs to be done for each of them.

Within our more than 7 years of experience, we’ve been through many controls with the companies in our portfolio, therefore we can say we are very well acquainted with the information requested by the authorities.

GREEN ENVIRONMENT SUPPORT – A TEAM OF SPECIALISTS WHO WORK IN YOUR BEST INTEREST!

We find the most efficient solutions that can be implemented in order to fully comply with the legislation and optimize the costs.