02 August 2019
Environmental risks pertain to the potential for damage of the environment and ecosystem. The principal sources of such potential damage are pollution of the air, water and land resulting from industrial activity. Environmental risks are largely a function of the nature (i.e., sector) of the business activity. Social risks pertain to the potential of business activities to cause an adverse impact such as damage, injury or loss to persons (e.g., employees, customers) and communities (e.g., neighbors).