Environmental Policy

Shoreham Port is responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the Port, and our Environmental Policy Statement commits us to preventing negative impacts on people and the environment, while maximising the positive social, environmental and economic opportunities of a thriving port.

Our responsibility to prevent pollution and to protect the environment from the impact of our operations is led by the Board; who are committed to continuously improve our environmental performance. We will ensure compliance with environmental legislation as a minimum.

We work to the code of practice of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and Port Environmental Review System, adopting a systematic approach in our environmental management performance. We focus on 12 key aspects:

  • Energy use and CO2 emissions
  • Waste prevention and management
  • Water use
  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Land use, biodiversity and natural resources
  • Materials use and management
  • Transport
  • Noise and nuisance
  • Local heritage and amenity
  • Employment and skills & training
  • Community engagement

We will;

  • Have clear roles and responsibilities, with trained and competent people in place to build knowledge, experience and skills in managing environmental risks and opportunities.
  • Have procedures and plans in place for environmental management, including incident control, investigation and reporting, using learning to update and communicate new procedures.
  • Promote improved environmental performance in partnership with our suppliers, contractors and business partners through consultation, collaboration and clear contractual requirements.
  • Stimulate innovation and solutions-led thinking to reduce environmental impacts, using design specifications, technical controls and keeping up to date with new technology.
  • Build community relationships so that local people can play a part in the Port’s success.
  • Ensure the availability of the necessary resources to develop the Environmental Management System and implement the programme.
  • Measure and report our progress.

Environmental Policy Statement 2018

Last updated February 2018

CEO Rodney Lunn                                                                         Safety & HR Director Paul Johnson


2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit