The Council will strive to comply with regulations laid down by the County's legal systems as well as by all the international conventions dealing with the environmental protection in the EU countries. The aim of the Council is to attain the maximum standards prescribed for the protection of environment in respect of Waste Management.
As proclaimed in the Environmental policy in order to ensure that the compliance with the various environmental regulations are kept up to date and also to educate the staff of the Council on the importance of the Environmental protection, the Council has strengthened the 'Department of Environmental Protection' by increasing the scope of the department with more number of staff appointed there for. This department is entrusted with the specific task of taking care of the issues relating to the environmental protection and also the compliance with various environmental regulations has been made the responsibility of the department. A senior level manager has been appointed to oversee the functions of this department. The Council has appointed field inspectors to visit the various waste management sites of the Council located throughout the Council area, inspect the progress made by the sites on the environmental management and make a report thereon.
The audit conducted a survey among 324 departmental employees who are entrusted with the various responsibilities for the waste management at 12 different sites of the Council. These employees were selected randomly out of the total employees of the Council. The audit also included the visits to the various sites during the period between April 2006 to March 2007 and a study of the reports maintained by the Council for a period of 3 years.
The Department initiated the baseline assessments for the 12 major sites and received the reports submitted