The deadline of 6 June 2013 is fast approaching to respond to the Sentencing Council on a draft guideline for the sentencing of specified environmental offences.

The consultation is important for corporate organisations and individuals. Do not rely on the fact that at this stage only selected offences are proposed to be subject to the draft guideline. It is possible that the principles established may in the future be applied to other, more wide ranging, environmental offences and potentially also health and safety offences. It is likely that those tasked with enforcing environmental regulation will respond. Other stakeholders should ensure that their voices are heard and inform the final outcome.

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