Chile moves to tighten environmental legislation

Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile

Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile (Credit: iStock/Jolkesky)

As President Sebastian Piñera recently announced a move to seek higher penalties for companies that cause environmental damage in Chile, local lawyers say that while the changes are unlikely to have a huge impact on compliance practices, companies should take the change as an opportunity to review their procedures and ensure policies are up to standard.

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