Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement action includes interviewing directors, officers and managers upon receipt of criminal summons. The EPA is far from the only enforcement authority. Every local authority nationwide has significant powers of entry, inspection and inquiry, where your responses will drive the outcome.
For your company, apart from fines and costs, the outcome may require a change in business practice or affect your status as a ‘fit and proper person' to hold a licence. It may require disclosure in your bids for public contracts or to other purchasers. The potential for harm to reputation is also great, as these matters are often widely reported.
As a director or officer of a company, your consent or neglect to any wrongdoing by the company exposes you to personal prosecution, fines and, in serious cases, imprisonment.