Many companies give a negative impact on the environment. The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Nature Management, as well as the Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, carry out scheduled inspections of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs to ensure they match all the requirements of environmental legislation. The reason for such inspection can be information of state bodies, citizens’ appeals or media materials.
Since inspections are planned, you can learn about them in advance and try to prepare. But: not having found the alleged violations (which are the reason of inspection), the inspector can check your company for any other possible violations. Penalties for environmental pollution for legal entities are measured in hundreds of thousands of rubles. In addition, the result of the environmental inspections may be an administrative suspension of the organization activity for up to 90 days.