The Industrial Licensing (LI) of establishments under the Responsible Industry System (SIR) is regulated by Decree-Law no. 169/2012, of 1 August, amended by Decree-Law no. 73/2015, of 11 May, and Decree-Law no. 11/2023, of 10 February.
The exercise of industrial activities is strictly regulated by the Responsible Industry System (SIR), which promotes risk prevention, safeguards public health, worker safety and the quality of the environment in correct land-use planning, promoting investment and the creation of new projects, reducing bureaucracy and prior control, but on the other hand reinforces the control mechanisms and the monitoring of the entities responsible for the procedure.
The LI application applies to the installation, alteration and operation of industrial establishments (EI) according to the codes of the Portuguese Classification of Economic Activities (CAE), Revision 3, stipulated in Annex I of Decree-Law no. 73/2015, of 11 May
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Industrial establishments are divided into three types: Type 1, 2 and 3, in descending order of environmental risk. They are classified according to whether they are subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regime (PCIP), the Major Accident Prevention Regime (RPAG), Waste Management Operations (OGR), with or without a prior inspection and the operation of agri-food activities that require a Veterinary Control Number (NCV) or Individual Identification Number (NII).
The process of this type of licence falls to different coordinating bodies, which vary depending on the economic classification of the applicant company and the complexity of the licensing process depending on its type.
Konceptness supports and accompanies companies in implementing and updating industrial licences, regardless of the type of industrial establishment.
We ensure that the necessary licences for industrial activity are obtained quickly and efficiently. With more than 20 years’ experience in industrial licensing processes, our team surveys the situation of the industrial unit, detects the licensing needs and updates them, quickly implementing the changes for the natural development of industrial activity.