BOC signs cooperation memorandum with Ecology Ministry

BOC signs cooperation memorandum with Ecology Ministry

The Business Ombudsman Council (BOC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and Information Exchange with the Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources with the aim of improving collaboration between government agencies and private enterprises operating in the sphere of environmental protection, according to a report posted on the Business Ombudsman Council’s Facebook page.

“We have just signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. We agreed with Minister Ostap Semerak to provide information to the Ministry that reflects possible violations of the rights of business in the utilization of natural resources, air quality, water quality and the management of water resources, waste management, climate change, and the natural reserve funds,” reads the report.

Business Ombudsman Algirdas Semeta noted that in the first quarter of 2016 the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources  was one of the top three government agencies against whom businesses filed complaints.

“I’m glad that, as of today, we have officially stated our intention to cooperate to remove problems and I anticipate that working with the Ministry will be effective,” he said.


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