October 26th, 2018
by Sam Taylor
In the four months from February to May this year, around £900,000 was paid to charitable causes by companies in recompense for environmental crimes. These types of payments, known as Enforcement Undertakings (EUs), allow offenders to avoid criminal prosecution by making amends through a civil route. Offenders make voluntary offers to put right the environmental damage they’ve caused, or where that is not possible, make payments to secure compensating benefits or improvements to the environment.