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Fremantle Ports is committed to facilitating trade in a sustainable way and maintaining the highest environmental standards.

Environmental matters at Fremantle Ports are administered principally by the following State legislation, which can be downloaded free of charge from the State Law Publisher

Port Authorities Act 1999 (the Act) and Regulations (2001)

- Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Regulations (1987)

- Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987 and Regulations (1993)

- Contaminated Sites Act 2003 and Regulations (2006).

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (which now incorporates the Environmental Protection Authority) is the key agency responsible for protection and conservation of Western Australia’s environment.

Specific environmental management requirements for ships can be found in the Port Information Guide.

Fremantle Ports operates an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is independently
audited and certified to the International ISO 14001 Standard. This EMS:
  • helps ensure environmental impacts of operations are identified and minimised
  • requires identification of objectives and targets, and measurement of performance
  • assists us to comply with environmental legislation, and
  • provides a mechanism for continual improvement.
 Our commitment to environmental management is stated in our integrated Safety, Environment and Quality Policy.

Suggested references:

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

ISO 1400 - Environmental management