As the port authority responsible for the stewardship of Canada’s largest port, we play a valuable role in advancing sustainability through the use of environmentally responsible practices. Our vision is for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port, and one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to that vision is by upholding consistent and regulated environmental standards at all levels of port operations.
We accomplish this by:
- Complying with environmental legislation and regulation: We ensure all port-related operations comply with the Canada Marine Act, operational regulations for Canada Port Authorities, established environmental legislative and regulatory requirements, and supporting guidelines
- Conducting project environmental reviews: To meet our responsibilities under the Impact Assessment Act, we conduct reviews of all projects—such as infrastructure development or on-terminal upgrades—that are proposed on port lands through our Project and Environmental Review Process
- Maintaining our Green Marine environmental certification status: This voluntary program for the North American Marine industry recognizes participants who meet or exceed environmental best practices
We are mandated to protect the environment, including the lands and waters within our jurisdiction. We have a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, which is reflected in our environment policy and commitments.