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Environmental protection

Activity aimed at looking after the environment and protecting it from environmental harm caused by human activity. Environmental protection includes actions taken by society, enterprises and ordinary people in order to preserve the soundness and pleasantness of the human living environment.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU

Measures taken by an enterprise whose primary aim is to collect, process, reduce, prevent or eliminate the emissions, waste or other environmental hazards caused by its activity.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU

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