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Ports of Jersey Publishes Ambitious Sustainability Strategy

Mar 18, 2022

Ports of Jersey is proud to publish our sustainability strategy, sharing our intentions to address the challenges ahead for the organisation, the Island and the planet.

Titled Ports’ Planet and People Plan, it sets out an ambitious series of goals to tackle the growing climate emergency, the threat to local biodiversity, how to manage waste generated by Ports, its passengers and partners, and our commitments to our people and our community.

As Islanders, our quality of life and economy depend on connectivity, whether to visit friends and relatives, to access specialist medical care and education, to travel on holiday, for business needs or for our lifeline freight links. But we know that those vital links have an environmental impact on our Island and our planet.

Sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of our times and, for anyone involved in the travel industry, a conversation is not an easy one. Every airport and harbour have a hugely important role to play, and we will play ours. We are committed to meaningful action that makes a difference, working collectively with you our business partners, our customers, Government and our workforce to maximise the positive impact.

The plan started by asking the 300 strong team at Ports for their suggestions. We then filtered what would be possible and impactful, and grouped viable ideas under four key pillars: climate, biodiversity, waste and circularity, and people. Goals include transitioning to carbon net zero, promoting thriving biodiversity, preserving Jersey’s water, designing out waste and introducing circular principles, nurturing our employees, supporting our local community and encouraging sustainable tourism.

Ports of Jersey Sustainability Team News Release.

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