Poole Harbour Commissioners' objective is to maintain the balance in the
harbour between commercial, recreational and environmental interests, at
the same time maintaining a sustainable and commercially viable medium sized
The Commissioners are committed to continuous improvement of their environmental
performance by fulfilling their duties relating to conservation, regulation
and enhancement of the port and harbour of Poole and complying with relevant
UK, European and International legislation.
In implementing this policy, Commissioners shall ensure that they:
1. Environmental management
2. Resource management
- Endorse the principles contained in the European Sea Ports Organisations
Environmental Code of Practice.
- Assess and mitigate environmental risks for all aspects of the Commissioners'
- Include measurable environmental objectives and targets in business
- Conduct regular management reviews and audits to identify areas for
- Develop a sustainable procurement policy for the business.
- Record all significant environmental occurrences.
- Publish environmental performance in an annual environmental review.
3. Waste management
- Continue to monitor and where possible reduce resource consumption.
- Seek opportunities to apply innovative technology to reduce emissions
and energy consumption.
4. Communication and training
- Continually assess recycling, re-use and waste minimisation opportunities.
5. Pollution prevention and control
- Communicate with employees, contractors, regulators and the general public
to ensure people are aware of their roles and responsibilities, and are
competent in performing them.
- Ensure that contingency plans and controls are in place and regularly
reviewed and tested, to endeavour to prevent spills of oil, chemicals or
potentially contaminating materials.
- Apply best available technology, without involving disproportionate costs,
to plant acquisitions, facilities and activities to advance pollution control
and emissions reduction.
- Pursue good house keeping policies to ensure tidiness on the port estate.
- It is the Commissioners policy for the ‘polluter’ to pay
for the cost of clean up and disposal following land and marine based incidents.
The policy will be reviewed from time to time to embrace changes in the Commissioners'
activities and endorsed by the current PHC Chairman