UK Ports have made significant inroads in adhering to current environmental legislation but feel they could and should be doing much more, according to new research The 'Green Ports'* survey of 100 port decision makers in Britain revealed that many recognise the growing importance of environmental management, with the majority (89%) of respondents stating that they already have an environmental policy in place. However, an equal number do not feel they are doing enough and have made a commitment to bolster their environmental skills base in the coming year.
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