Regulatory compliance

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In general, compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Due to the increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency, organizations are increasingly adopting the use of consolidated and harmonized sets of compliance controls.[1][2] This approach is used to ensure that all necessary governance requirements can be met without the unnecessary duplication of effort and activity from resources.


Environmental compliance

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Environmental Compliance means conforming to environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements such as site permits to operate. In recent years, environmental concerns have led to a significant increase in the number and scope of compliance imperatives across all global regulatory environments. Being closely related, environmental concerns and compliance activities are increasingly being integrated and aligned to some extent in order to avoid conflicts, wasteful overlaps and gaps.[1][2]

In order to comply with the above requirements and obligations, certain conditions within them must be met. Typically these will include:

  • Managing monitoring programmes or schedules, ensuring that the monitoring required in the permit has been done, at the correct locations, for the correct parameters, and at the correct frequency
  • Pre-processing, performing calculations and validating the data for compliance with any alert or reporting levels
  • Generating routine compliance reports for authorities.

The management of the above can be complex and time consuming, leading to an increasing uptake of software systems designed to manage environmental compliance. These are often referred to as 'Environmental Data Management Systems'.


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