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Environmental Assessment and Studies - IPPC Assistance

Protecting the environment and your license to operate, with Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control

Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control (IPPC) Directive Challenge

To protect the environment, the European Union has adopted measures for Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control known as the IPPC Directive

IPPC uses the Best Available Techniques (BAT) system to determine operating license conditions for industries whose facilities produce significant emissions. About 50,000 industrial facilities throughout the European Union are concerned and are required to conform with the emission limit values. 

The IPPC Directive presents a big challenge to today’s businesses, as companies which do not comply with the regulations risk having their operating license revoked.

What is IPPC Assistance?

IPPC Assistance is a full range of services designed to help industrial companies measure the impact of IPPC on their business, assess their compliance with EU regulations, diagnose the causes of non-compliance, take measures to improve facilities and prepare documents for authorization application.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Recognition 

Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader specialized in QHSE and social responsibility services. Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities throughout the world, the company actively participates with professional authorities for the development of international standards and regulations. 

Knowledge and expertise 

Technical knowledge and availability of our qualified local teams, able to provide packaged and targeted information, are strengths appreciated by our clients 

Network 

With a network of 900 offices and laboratories and over 39,000 employees in more that 140 countries, Bureau Veritas serves 370,000 customers in many different industries across the world. 

Personalized service 

Bureau Veritas adapts its services to your needs and helps you identify your legal environmental obligations.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my business affected by the IPPC Directive?

    The IPPC Directive affects the following industrial activities: energy industries, metallurgy industries, mineral industries, chemical industries, waste management and other activities such as pulp, paper and board production, skin and hide tanning, slaughterhouses, intensive rearing of poultry or pigs, surface treatment using organic solvents, etc. 

    There are some exceptions and the activities mentioned above should also be judged based on the threshold values of production capacity or output. If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult our team of experts who will be able to advise you.

  • What is BAT?

    The term 'Best Available Techniques' (BAT) describes the most effective and advanced measures in the development of activities and their methods of operation. 

    BAT determines the emission limit values and, accordingly, the operating license conditions. 

    The competent authorities of each Member State will periodically reconsider the license conditions and reassess the compliance of industrial facilities.

  • How urgent is it that I take action concerning IPPC?

    The IPPC Directive has applied to new industrial installations since 30 October 1999. 

    If your business falls within the scope of the IPPC Directive and the authorities find that emissions from your facilities do not comply with regulatory limits, you will face liability and plant closure. 

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