Directive 2010/75/EU

Council Directive 2010/75/EU of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control - IPPC).

Entered into force on 6 January 2011.

Industrial activities play an important role in the economic well-being of our countries, contributing to sustainable growth. However, industrial activities also have a significant impact on the environment. The largest industrial installations account for a considerable share of total emissions of key atmospheric pollutants [ i.e. for sulphur dioxide (SO2), for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), for dust and for volatile organic compounds (VOC)]. They also have other important environmental impacts, including emissions to water and soil, generation of waste and the use of energy.