Port of Tallinn Operating Principles Pertaining to Environmental Management:
- We ensure that the ecological footprint of our activities is kept to a minimum and strive for climate neutrality;
- To operate in environmentally friendly ways pursuant to the environmental pollution prevention principle;
- To assess all environmental impacts when planning development activities;
- To take into consideration the public opinion and the suggestions made by our clients and customers in making decisions, also following the principles of continuous improvement and sustainable use of natural resources;
- To comply with Estonian, European Union, European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and international environmental legislation and guidelines;
- To achieve our environmental policy and objectives, we raise environmental awareness of our employees, cooperate with Estonian and international organisations, scientific establishments and research institutions and consultation companies.
In accordance with its environmental policies, goals and responsibilities, the Port of Tallinn has defined its actions associated with significant environmental aspects.
Based on the operations of Port of Tallinn, the environmental policies are divided into two groups:
- 1) environmental aspects related to the activities of the Port of Tallinn (including the organisation of shipping traffic as well as the environmental aspects pertaining to the land-based activities;
- 2) environmental aspects pertaining to the activities of the lessees (operating companies).
Port of Tallinn is a founding member of the Estonian Association for Environmental Management, a member of the European prestigious inter-port environmental protection organisation Ecoports, and a supporting member of the world ports climate initiative C40 World Ports Climate Declaration.
The EcoPorts membership indicates that the environmental activities of the Port of Tallinn are in compliance with the international requirements – the company audits the environmental aspects related to its activities in order to reduce the impact on natural environment.
Pursuant to the large scale development projects of the Port of Tallinn, the activities pertaining to environmental protection have become increasingly more important.