Environmental Management

Southern Ports Authority - Poe of Esperance (PoE) is committed to delivering best practice environmental management through implementation of its policy objectives (refer to attached policy) via the Ports environmental management plan.

The plan documents the strategy for identification and assessment of environmental risks, implementation of controls to reduce risk and monitoring and measuring to validate the effectiveness of handling controls or identify the need for improvement.  Esperance Ports uses this process to drive continuous improvement.

Each year the PoE develops an environmental management program identifying actions to enable legislative reporting requirements, and maintenance of the environmental management system and the reduction of key risks from Port activities including dust, noise, waste, water and sediment quality. This program is to be completed throughout the year.

The Port is required to operate under the requirements of its environmental licence, its three Ministerial Statements, MS325, MS570, MS681, its Regulation 17 Noise Approval, National Pollutant Inventory, waste legislation and other statutory environmental requirements. The Port is audited annually by the Department of Environment and Conservation for compliance with the conditions of its Environmental Licence.

The PoE is audited annually by the Department of Environment Regulation for compliance with the conditions of its Environmental Licence.