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Your business and the environment

Your business and the environment
What impact does your business have on the environment? How can you improve your energy performance by reducing your consumption of natural resources and polluting waste? Whatever your industry, you can also contribute to the protection and conservation of the environment.

Environmental obligations of businesses

To respond to the various environmental issues, the Brussels-Capital Region has introduced specific legislation relating to different resources: water management, waste management, air emissions, soil pollution and noise pollution. An environmental licence is also required for some activities. All businesses must comply with the requirements laid down in the regulations.

Regional assistance for businesses

More and more Brussels businesses are adopting sustainable development as part of their strategy. Read the Ecological labels page in this subsection to find out more.

The Brussels-Capital Region can also help you integrate environmental management in your organisation and operations. There are a number of grants and subsidies for environmental investments to help you get the most out of your investments in this area.

impulse.brussels provides free personalised support for all environmental questions in the Brussels-Capital Region, including permit types, establishment plans, regulations on water discharges, waste, air emissions and transport plans.

Stay informed about the latest environmental legislation

Prevailing environmental legislation in the Brussels-Capital Region can be accessed through Brucodex (FR/NL), the online search engine of impulse.brussels.

Bruxelles Environnement

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Avenue du Port 86C/3000, 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 775 75 75
Fax: +32 (0)2 775 76 21
Email: info@bruxellesenvironnement.be
Online: www.bruxellesenvironnement.be (FR/NL)

Green certificates in the Brussels-Capital Region: for the production of green electricity

The Brussels-Capital Region has introduced a green certificate scheme to encourage the adoption of electricity generation systems that emit less carbon, such as cogeneration and plants that use sources of renewable energy.

All electricity suppliers in the Brussels-Capital Region must purchase an annual quota of green certificates proportional to the volume of electricity it sells on the Brussels market. Failure to do so will result in a fine. For more information, see the website of BRUGEL (BRUxelles Gaz Electricité), the Brussels energy regulator (FR/NL).