ENDS at 40: Lessons from history – How ENDS covered major milestones

The four decades since ENDS’ launch in 1978 have seen many monumental environmental policy shifts. Paul Hatchwell and Jamie Carpenter take a look at how ENDS covered some of the most significant milestones

Environment Agency officer

The formation of the Environment Agency was one of the biggest changes ushered in by the 1995 Environment Act

The establishment of the ENDS Report in 1978 came as environmental awareness in the UK was starting to spread into mainstream business. It was largely driven by liability concerns from pollution, cost-efficiency and increasingly by potential reputational damage. From 1985, the voluntary Responsible Care programme was born in the chemical sector, and corporate environmental reporting was spreading.

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