Environment

At DBCT we acknowledge and respect our unique location and are committed to being a leader in environmental management.

Operating adjacent to neighbouring communities and within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area brings with it a responsibility to ensure our operations continue to have no detrimental impact on people or the unique ecosystem.

DBCT is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment through leading environmental management practices, the use of innovative technologies and strong partnerships with environmental groups.

DBCT recognises climate change, and will continue our focused action on the sustainability of terminal operations. We will identify where we can take action to optimise efficiency and reduce emissions by reviewing our operations and looking for opportunities to use existing and innovative technologies, including renewable energy sources.
At DBCT we are also planning in the context of transitioning global economy.

Handling our responsibilities…
DBCT Management and the terminal operator, DBCT P/L, are both dedicated to managing the terminal’s operations to limit its impact on the environment.

Under the Terminal Operator’s contract (‘OMC’), the independent terminal Operator – DBCT P/L, has responsibility for implementation and operation of environmental management systems consistent with the provisions of the Environmental Authority (‘EA’), negotiated with the Department of Environment and Science (formerly the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection). DBCT P/L is deemed to have daily management control of the site and so has regulatory responsibility/accountability for the daily environmental performance of the terminal.

The Environmental Management System (EMS) put in place by DBCT P/L demonstrates the commitment to not just meeting environmental obligations, but also the expectations of stakeholders and the community. More information regarding the EMS and its ISO14001 certification can be found by via the following link to the DBCT P/L website below.

The focus of environmental management includes limiting the impact on local air quality, protecting water resources, limiting noise emissions and protecting the local habitat. More information regarding the way each of these areas are managed can be found via the DBCT P/L website.

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