Sepa agrees first sustainable growth agreement

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has signed a first business up to its new strategy working with firms on environmental improvement rather than just regulatory compliance.

When launching its renewed focus last August, Sepa said that the original reason for creating environment protection agencies had largely been accomplished, and that regulators must also help society tackle wider environmental issues such as climate change and overuse of resources.

Scotland’s regulator announced that it would be signing businesses up to Sustainable Growth Agreements (SGAs), which are voluntary agreements between it and an organisation (or organisations) that focus on practical action to deliver environmental improvements.

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