The Eswatini Environment Authority’s Director of Policy Research and information, Gcina Dladla, has revealed that majority of the Kingdom of Eswatini’s businesses are complying with environmental protection regulations.
“As a regulator and custodian of the nation’s environmental issues and concerns, we deal with a wide range of matters pertaining to the state of our country’s environment, however, in terms of new developments; we have seen a notable improvement in the number of businesses applying for environmental clearances,” said Dladla.
“In the country, the process of implementing what is stipulated by the environment authority is work in progress for most companies,” he said, adding that this can be also said for households and individuals because his organisation has not reached a place where every citizen is conscious about environmental issues. It is the responsibility of every institution or business to be up to date with what is happening nationally and internationally regarding the environment and regulatory practices concerning it.”
Dladla added that the environment authority continues to run campaigns aimed at enlightening businesses about the impact their practices may be having on the environment. He also noted that it is crucial for businesses to implement change starting at grassroots level.