Environmental Crimes

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that environmental protection is essential for the future of our planet.

The legal definition of “environment was first set out in the Italian Environmental Protection Act (Legislative Decree No. 152/2006).

There has been a shift in the concept of “environmental protection” over time. Initially focused on combating pollution, the term has evolved to encompass broader aspects:

1.

all forms of nature (plants, woods, forests, biodiversity, animal species, and fish);

2.

human beings and their sustainable development needs (use of resources, including agriculture, hunting, fishing, construction, urban planning, services, infrastructure, energy use, etc.);

3.

waste management and incentives for sustainable practices;

4.

various types of pollution (soil, water, air, waste, noise, major accident hazards, hazardous substances, etc.);

5.

cultural heritage and landscape;

6.

global risks associated with ozone depletion, climate change, species loss, new techniques of genetic modification, etc.;

7.

national, EU and international measures for preventing and remedying environmental damage;

8.

alignment of management and governance with the new economy.

Criminal liability is personal: this means that the offender is held legally accountable for his actions.

However, companies often endure the consequences of violations resulting from the actions of their employees.

Many companies commit environmental crimes to gain an unfair competitive advantage (such as cost savings, simplified control procedures, etc.).

Environmental crimes include:

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Poisoning of water or food

2

Negligent endangering of public health

3

Spread of plant - or animal- borne diseases

4

Diversion of water and alteration of natural features

5

Lack and loss of environmental permits

6

Noise pollution

We conduct a thorough assessment of your company’s business risks to determine how best to protect your company while safeguarding the environment.

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We conduct a thorough assessment of your company’s business risks to determine how best to protect your company while safeguarding the environment.

We use our expertise and extensive network of experts to build the best possible defence strategy and deliver effective solutions.

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  1. Crimes in the field of Construction and Urban Planning
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  8. Insurance Fraud
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