What is a Environmental Compliance?

Environmental Compliance Definition

Environmental compliance is designed to protect the environment with laws, regulations, and codes. Conforming to the standards and other requirements to operate while not harming the environment, which is applicable to a hazardous material or the environment that includes air, water, or ground contamination or pollution. Companies and facilities must adhere to various regulations and rules that are prescribed by certain environmental agencies. Companies must conform in satisfying environmental requirements. Regulations and permits allow for the safe operating procedures by companies to make sure the environment is not being harmed.

Specific types of environmental compliance include RoHS, REACH, WEEE, and conflict minerals.

Related Terms

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
  • Regulatory Compliance Software