The Roche Clarecastle site has a dedicated Environmental Management Consultancy (EMC) team permanently onsite for the duration of the Decommissioning & Remediation Project. It is the role of the EMC team to ensure that environmental compliance is maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Industrial Emission Licence (P0012-05) and associated legislation & regulations.

This duty in particular extends to ensuring that activities being undertaken by all stakeholders onsite, adhere to the Roche Ireland's Environmental Policy and that all activities associated with the Roche Clarecastle Decommissioning Project does not negatively impact the environment. The EMC team ensures the following;

  • That all emissions to atmosphere, ground, surface water is monitored/ sampled & adheres to the current Industrial Emission Licence.
  • That all sampling, analysis, inspections, investigations & auditing requirements are satisfied.
  • That all environmental complaints are investigated, recorded and reported.
  • That all investigations into environmental incidents or potential incidents adhere to EPAs “Guidance on Incident Notification” and that all external stakeholders (Environmental Protection Agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland & Clare County Council) are notified & informed of corrective & preventive measures that have been implemented.
  • That an Environmental Management System is in place in place for the facility in accordance to ISO 14001:2015.
  • Continually improving environmental performance by setting objectives and targets and implementing them through an environmental programme.
  • Liaise with stakeholders pertaining to the Roche Ireland's Industrial Emission Licence review, Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Closure, Restoration and Aftercare Management Plan (CRAMP).
  • That all statutory and non-statutory reporting requirements are satisfied.