Annual environmental report (PRTR report)

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Do you run a (large) industrial company in the Netherlands that can impact the environment (pollution of air, soil, or water)? You have to draw up and submit a Pollutant Release Transfer Register (PRTR) report annually.

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at your municipality, province, or water authority

When do you need to make an environmental report?

You must make an annual environmental report (PRTR report) if your activities are listed in Annex I of the European PRTR regulation. This applies among others to businesses in the following sectors:

  • energy
  • production and processing of metals
  • mineral and chemical industry
  • waste and wastewater management
  • manufacturing and processing of paper and wood
  • intensive livestock farming and aquaculture
  • food and beverage industry of animal and vegetable products

You have to keep track of your waste, energy, and water use and the substances released in the process (emissions) into air, water, and soil in a measurement and recording system.

If you are obliged to make an environmental report, you have to submit your PRTR report for the preceding year to the competent authorities each year before 1 April (in Dutch).

Drawing up the environmental report

In your in environmental report you state among others the waste produced, energy and water consumed, and emissions released into the air, water, and soil. You can use the online tool Digital environmental annual report (e-MJV, elektronisch milieujaarverslag, available in Dutch only) to draft and submit your report to the authority that has to assess your environmental report. This is the authority from whom you received the environmental permit.

Online application procedure via Message Box

In the province of Noord-Brabant you can submit your environmental report (PRTR report) digitally via Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

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