When pollution incidents occur, regulators may choose to issue a non-compliance penalty notice (NCPN) as legal action may not be in the public interest. Such environmental enforcement may require the polluting business to make a third-party payment to someone affected by the environmental incident who can repair, protect or restore the local community and habitat.

For companies who have been issued with an enforcement sanction of this kind, Groundwork are a well-placed partner to help you respond quickly, limiting negative publicity from the incident delivering a purposeful response within locality of the incident where appropriate.

We deliver a number of projects that deliver sustainable outcomes for both the environment and the local community, including, but not limited to: 

  • Water pollution prevention and water saving campaigns, including ‘yellow fish’ campaigns with the Environment Agency  
  • Practical conservation and biodiversity improvements 
  • Landscape design, management and implementation of new or improved parks, green spaces and gardens 
  • Community emergency preparedness to flooding 
  • School grounds improvements such as nature areas and outdoor classrooms 
  • New cycle routes and walkways to connect people with the environment 
  • Community food growing and horticultural therapy spaces and activities 
  • Behavioural change, education and empowerment environmental campaigns 

We have experience working with water companies, food and drink retailers and construction companies who have breached legislation and been asked to respond in this way.