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Natural Resources Wales

has been accredited by the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme to the standards supported by the Environment Agency for England, Natural Resource Wales, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency.
Certification Valid Until: 31 Dec 2020
Accreditation Status: Approved
Scheme Assessor:

Title: Mrs Company: Natural Resources Wales
First name: Michelle Accreditation: Approved
Last name: Jones Address line 1: Rivers House
Position: Advisor, EMS Address line 2: St Mellons Business Park
Email: [email protected] Town: St Mellons
    Postcode: CF3 0EY
    Telephone: 0300 065 5089
    Expiry Date: 31 Dec 2020
Service Availability: 24/7
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body - employing 1,800 staff across Wales with a budget of 180 million. NRW was formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.

Our roles and responsibilities:

Adviser: principal adviser to Welsh Government, and adviser to industry and the wider public and voluntary sector, and communicator about issues relating to the environment and its natural resources

Regulator: protecting people and the environment including marine, forest and waste industries, and prosecuting those who breach the regulations that we are responsible for

Designator: for Sites of Special Scientific Interest areas of particular value for their wildlife or geology, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), and National Parks, as well as declaring National Nature Reserves

Responder: to some 9,000 reported environmental incidents a year as a Category 1 emergency responder

Statutory consultee: to some 9,000 planning applications a year

Manager/Operator: managing seven per cent of Wales land area including woodlands, National Nature Reserves, water and flood defences, and operating our visitor centres, recreation facilities, hatcheries and a laboratory

Partner, Educator and Enabler: key collaborator with the public, private and voluntary sectors, providing grant aid, and helping a wide range of people use the environment as a learning resource; acting as a catalyst for others work

Evidence gatherer: monitoring our environment, commissioning and undertaking research, developing our knowledge, and being a public records body

Employer: of almost 1,800 staff, as well as supporting other employment through contract work