Environmental compliance of Scottish business exceeds 90% for fifth year in a row

01 March 2022

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Statistics detailing the environmental performance of Scottish regulated businesses in 2019 have been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), with 91% of sites recorded as having excellent, good or broadly compliant ratings. This is the fifth year in a row where over 75% of all sites were rated excellent.

A key part of SEPA’s regulatory strategy, is to drive all businesses not yet meeting standards into full compliance with the environmental laws in Scotland. SEPA’s Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS) rates an operator’s environmental performance against their licence conditions. SEPA will consult widely on a new, publicly accessible compliance assessment approach in 2022.

Source: SEPA, 18 February 2022