This organisation considers that staff, service users and visitors should be as safe as possible from the threat of harm through contact with chemicals or other dangerous substances. The organisation recognises that the best way to ensure this state of safety exists is to comply fully with the law as set out in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) and the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017 and accompanying statutory guidance, particularly Regulation 58: Health and Safety.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the systematic assessment of the environmental impacts during all stages of a product’s life from cradle to grave — including natural resources extraction through materials processing in the supply chain, manufacture, distribution, product use, maintenance and disposal. Defining LCA
LCA is a tool to determine the environmental impacts of a product during all stages of its life cycle, from cradle to grave. LCA can also be used to track specific aspects such as the amount of energy or water used in the life cycle of a product.
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland operate a tiered regulatory system for the control of industrial activities that fall under the Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP) in England and Wales and Pollution Prevention and Control regime (PPC) in Scotland and Northern Ireland.