Industry engagement workshops: Standardisation Roadmap to support Waste Regulations project

20 February 2012 (Metal)
24 February 2012 (Biowaste)
27 February 2012 (Recycling)

BSI, 389 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4AL
1000 - 1600 hours

Attend these complimentary events to influence changes in how industry complies with waste permitting.

BSI will be hosting three one-day workshops in London in 2012.

As part of the Government’s goal to review waste policies, The British Standards Institution (BSI) has undertaken a project to ascertain the role standards should play in helping industry demonstrate compliance with the current permitting regime (i.e. Environmental Permitting Regulations).

To inform this aim, BSI has undertaken extensive research into applicable standards, schemes and regulatory initiatives (in conjunction with the project partners) and now we are looking to engage with individuals across 3 specific waste industries to form a comprehensive picture of waste permitting issues and identify how they could be resolved.

Who should attend?

Individuals within the specific industry with responsibility for ensuring that their waste management organization complies with waste permitting requirements. Any individuals with a strong knowledge of waste permitting, the issues faced by industry and ideas as to how to promote general compliance with waste permits.


Each workshop is aimed at organizations within a specific industry, who deal with waste permitting issues on a frequent basis, and especially waste management operators who are directly affected by the implications of meeting permitting requirements.

It is an opportunity to review the information landscape that surrounds waste permitting, identify any issues connected to compliance with permits applicable to your industry and examine how a solution can be reached through the provision of standardisation and other information products.

It is anticipated that increased standardisation would provide a higher degree of assurance of compliance with waste regulation, lower the burden of regulation on compliant businesses and identify waste operations which may be fit for “lighter touch” regulation with support from standards, certification and accreditation. In addition to enabling the Environment Agency (EA) to focus on poor performance and illegal activity rather than well managed businesses, we are looking to engage with industry to help individual organisations identify and realize cost savings, reputational and other benefits.

Waste Management Roadmap – industry engagement workshop

1000 - Refreshments

1015 - Welcome / house rules

1020 - Introductions

1030 - Project background and outline of goals

Breakout sessions

1045 - Identify permit compliance issues:

  • General
  • Industry specific
  • Report to room.

1145 - Facilitate BSI in establishing a permit compliance knowledge base:

  • In addition to supplied BSI research, provide a list of existing tools (standards, guidance, certification etc.) used by industry;
  • Detail how these tools relate to permitting;
  • Report to room.

1245 - Lunch

Breakout sessions

1330 - In light of the information presented to the room so far:

  • Identify gaps in the tools available to industry and opportunities for improvement;
  • Report to room.

1430 - Refreshments

Breakout session

1445 - The way forward:

  • Make suggestions on how industry can be helped with permit compliance to reduce the regulatory burden;
  • Provide input on potential standards to be developed or enhanced;
  • Report to room.

1545 - Next steps

1550 - AOB / Q&A

1600 - Close

Book now

These workshops are FREE to attend; to book your place for the workshop of relevance to your industry, please complete our simple online registration form.

Please note that this online registration does not automatically guarantee you a place at one of these workshops. If the workshop is fully subscribed, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified in the week prior to your chosen workshop whether there is a place available for you. If you have not been contacted within five (5) working days, then please email:

Alternatively, please send an e-mail to the following address stating your name, organization, contact details and the workshop that you are interested in:

Please also address any questions or suggestions to the above e-mail address. These will inform the workshop discussions and will help us tailor each event to meet the needs of your industry.

A detailed agenda for each workshop, background information about the wider project, a summary of research findings to date and venue details will be provided to the confirmed attendees closer to the day. Please note: We will never supply your information to third parties for marketing purposes. BSI handles all personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Communications Directive 2002. We will only send you relevant information about our products and services that may be of interest to you via email.

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