Falmouth Harbour Commissioners understand and take our responsibilities to the environment seriously.

Section 48A of the Harbours Act 1964 places a duty on harbour commissioners to consider the environment during the discharge of its functions. We also have responsibility under the Habitats Regulations to act as a relevant authority.

FHC are currently implementing an environmental management system conforming to the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001:2004.

See the Integrated Management System policy statement (01-034-01).

We have identified our environmental aspects and impacts relating to our activities and put in controls to make sure that these aspects are effectively managed. We maintain an Environmental Legislation register to ensure that we understand our legal responsibilities and have procedures in place to communicate how our staff are to contribute to compliance.

As per the requirements of the BS EN ISO 14001:2004 standard we have implemented the continual improvement cycle to ensure that we are continuously measuring and monitoring and improving on our environmental performance where possible.