Environmental Compliance Assistance Center FOR MICRO-SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISES H T T P : / / W W W. E M B . G O V. P H / P O R TA L / E C A C S M E / Department of Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Management Bureau ECAC for mSMEs Overview of Micro-Small to Medium Enterprises Why do we need a compliance assistance center for mSMEs Objectives of ECAC for mSMEs Website Features Overview of Micro-Small to Medium Enterprises 820,255 99.6% 69.9% registered enterprises in the Philippines 816,759 out of the 820, 255 registered enterprises are mSMEs jobs generated by mSMEs. They contribute 32% of the total economic output of the country. Source: Department of Trade and Industry Industries Commercial Tourism Industrial Institutional Why do we need a compliance assistance center for mSMEs? This steady growth also means that mSMEs widely contributes significant impacts to the environment. Hence, mSMEs are mandated by the government to comply with environmental laws, rules, regulations and standards. Objectives of ECAC for mSMEs Help mSMEs comply with environmental laws, regulations and standards • • • • Republic Act 9275 Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 Republic Act 8749 Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 Republic Act 6969 Toxic Substances, Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990 Presidential Decree 1586 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Statement of 1978 Objectives of ECAC for mSMEs Help mSMEs adopt and practice good environmental management Develop mSMEs to become DENR’s partner in encouraging/enforcing compliance to environmental requirements. Capacitate mSMEs to critically pinpoint environmental challenges that will affect their business Develop a complete and growing Environmental Compliance Database To instil long-term environmental culture in the Philippine’s mSME community How the ECAC can assist for mSMEs in complying with environmental regulations ECAC gives information on various environmental compliance matters Points out environmental management responsibilities of mSMEs Provides information on how to comply with applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards Website Features mSME Corner Ask The Expert Frequently Asked Questions PCO Schedule Tracker SME Corner FAQ & Ask The Expert Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – presents examples of questions that mSMes are likely to ask. The FAQ provides the answers. Ask the Expert – mSME’s may write or call the ECAC to make inquiries or ask questions. EMB will refer the question/ inquiry to the appropriate expert or group of experts to study and provide answers thru the ECAC Schedule Tracker for PCO Training Postings of current PCO training schedule that mSMEs can keep track of. These includes details of the workshop, contact number, and training fee. If available, downloadable materials from the source will also be provided. Future add-ons Make the website a complete one stop-shop for Environmental Compliance concerns Expand on each industry and include Best Practices, Environmental Challenges, and Environmental Impact of each industry Thank you!