To help businesses further, Environment Canterbury now has 4 Pollution Prevention Officers available to bring the Pollution Prevention Guide to your site and conduct a free site assessment to start the process off. This role is proactive, designed to work alongside industry, assisting in identification of issues and recommendations for potential improvements.
Our team has a background in agrichemical use, chemical storage and transportation along with hands-on experience of improving site procedures and storage compliance issues within private industry.
Environment Canterbury’s Pollution Prevention Guide (PPG) is a tool that aims to help businesses prevent pollution from their operations. It is a simple set of checklists to help you carry out an environmental audit of your site.
View our online PPG
Any business that has:
The guide is split into six modules covering drainage, spills, air, transport, storage and handling and housekeeping. Some of the information may not apply to your business. We advise you to read through all the modules and then use the parts that relate to your company.
It is easy:
It is free to any business in Canterbury.
To accompany the guide we have also produced a series of posters aimed at raising environmental awareness in the work place.
These posters are free! You can contact us to obtain hard copies of the posters. If your site is visited by an Environment Canterbury Environmental Protection Officer or a Pollution Prevention Officer, they can also provide you with posters.
You can access the interactive online version of the guide. You can put your answers directly into the checklists. Once you click the Action List button, an action list based on your responses will be generated, you can print it, save it or edit it to suit your company. Also, if you choose to register with the online PPG, you can also save your responses and retrieve, or update them later.
The Pollution Prevention Guide is made up of 6 modules; see below for a brief description of each:
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