The term ‘Environmental Management Act’ has made frequent headlines in recent times. But what does this change mean for your company? Is it now time to take action?
What is the Environmental Management Act?
The Environmental Management Act stems from the established outlines of the climate agreement published on 10 July 2018. This is working towards a future-proof climate policy with the objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030 . This Environmental Management Act has been expanded to achieve this objective. In addition to the existing energy saving obligation, there will be an extra information obligation.
Energy efficiency notification obligation
By introducing the notification obligation, the government wants to accelerate energy savings in the business community. Is your company currently subject to the energy saving obligation? Then you also fall under the notification obligation. If not, you should take action. Since 1 July 2019, more than 400,000 organisations are required to report which energy-saving measures they have taken. The obligation to provide information must be achieved every four years.