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 2021

Last updated March 2021