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MM 03 Environmental Policy


Issue Date:
26 Mar 2012


Dover Harbour Board is committed to implementing the following Environmental Policy in order to
achieve its vision and mission and deliver a sustainable port operat
ion for the benefit of current
and future generations.

The Board and its management recognise that its staff are a key resource and are committed
to promoting a positive environmental culture seeking continuous improvement in the
environmental performance

of the organisation.

It also recognises the effect other port
employers can have on its operations and the Board actively seeks their co
operation to
achieve its aims.

Dover Harbour Board will:

Demonstrate its commitment to tackling the biggest environ
mental concern of our time,
climate change, by determining its carbon footprint and over time working toward
reducing it.

Drive to reduce waste disposal and promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling
measures by implementing the waste hierarchy.

in an ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System to identify and control
the significant environmental aspects and impacts of its operations and deliver
environmental objectives and targets.

Train staff in environmental issues and the awareness an
d control of impacts.

Seek to reduce the pressure it puts on environmental resources by reducing its resource
consumption and considering the environment as part of its procurement processes.

Prevent pollution and maintain a high level of preparedness to

cope with any incident in
the port liable to cause environmental harm.

Work with our partners and stakeholders to assist in improving local air quality.

Embed the principle of sustainability into the management of its assets and the
development of the b

Carry out a programme of environmental monitoring that assesses the impacts of port
activities, the sensitivity of the environment under the Board’s jurisdiction and the
effectiveness of the Environmental Management System.

Commit as a minimum t
o comply with all applicable legal requirements and all other
requirements to which the Board subscribe which relate to its environmental aspects.

Embed an ethic of “compliance plus” by promoting a culture of environmental awareness
and corporate social
responsibility amongst all staff and port users.

Endorse the principles of the European Sea Port Organisation Environmental Code of

Communicate externally about its significant environmental aspects and impacts and
performance against targets t
hrough an annual environmental report published on the
Port of Dover website.

Bob Goldfield
Chief Executive

Date: 26.03.2012

Approved by the Board:

26th March 2012

Dover Harbour Board’s main overarching ‘Environmental Policy’ t
akes into account the
significant environmental aspects and impacts resulting from operations within the
Port of
. Where highly significant aspects have been identified, including those that are a
consequence of all aspects of the Board’s activities,
the Environmental Office has created
separate policies which detail more precisely the commitment to reduce the environmental
impacts associated with this activity.

The Port of Dover Mission Statement and
Corporate Objectives
Environmental Policy
Green Purchasing
Energy and
Water Policy
Other Dover Harbour
Port of Dover
Sustainable Development