Oran Environmental Solutions hit with ‘record’ confiscation order
Alloa-based Oran Environmental Solutions (OES) Ltd was yesterday ordered to return £345,558 in proceeds from its activities – the largest result under the Proceed of Crime Act – in addition to fines totalling £12,000 for waste-related offences.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said the confiscation order sent out a ‘clear and unequivocal’ message that environmental crime will not be tolerated.
The Proceeds of Crime Act recovers the financial benefit made by those undertaking criminal activity. In addition to the confiscation, OES Ltd was fined for three charges of non-compliance at its Kilbagie site to which it pleaded guilty on 16 February last year