When established laws or regulations are contravened to protect the environment and an action that causes or may cause substantial damage to the air, soil or water, or to animals or plants is caused.
Yes. Among the crimes that can be attributed to companies are crimes against natural resources and the environment. In the most serious cases, the sentence can reach a fine equivalent to triple the damage caused.
The Criminal Code also provides for the responsibility of the authority or public official who, knowingly, has reported favorably on the granting of manifestly illegal licenses or has silenced infractions of laws or regulations on the occasion of inspecting actions.
Therefore, despite the granting of the license, your company is exposed to criminal liability if it is shown that there has been connivance with the authority.
The implementation of an effective crime prevention model (MPD) before the crime is committed can excuse the criminal responsibility of your company. In any case, before a risk indicator, the first necessary measure is the caution and the assessment of the legal consequences.