When does it pay to do more than the minimum? In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of doing more than the minimum requirements stated in regulatory documents. From an environmental standpoint, it always pays off to go the extra mile. Financially, applying additional safeguards can be expensive.
Additionally, the current regulatory framework does not set rewards for going beyond minimum standards. Because environmental negotiations like our coal ash battles or landfill capacity issues have become contentious, finding a middle path is almost impossible.
An unhealthy byproduct of this fight is lost opportunity. Traditionally, providing a safer, better method cost more money. As a result, few stakeholders are looking for the most environmentally friendly solution because of the preconceived notion that it will come at a higher price. They think it’s better to make the best of “what is” and not consider “what could be.” As a result, they are missing the solution that is the best of both worlds.
Here at EnCAP-IT Solutions, we have the tools to drive solutions that reward better and safer solutions by saving costs—getting paid to be better- the best outcome for an environmental knight.