The Green Blue is delighted to announce the launch of the new Environmental Legal Register. Marine businesses, including marinas, boatyards and manufacturers, will be able to use the comprehensive template of environmental legislation as a method of recording their operations and activities.
The Register will provide users with the means to officially demonstrate compliance with environmental law. Benefits of using the Register include satisfying the requirements of an environmental management system such as ISO 14001, as well as industry specific schemes such as The Yacht Harbour Association Gold Anchor Scheme, which requires marinas to display legal compliance.
Free to download, the Register is designed to be a helpful tool to ensure environmental compliance is not overlooked and that the importance of the environment and sustainable boating continues to move to the forefront. The Register covers the required legislation, policies and guidance for a variety of environmentally related subjects such as pollution, biodiversity, drainage, and planning, amongst many others.
Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager, commented: “We are so pleased to be able to host the Legal Register on The Green Blue website, it’s a fantastic resource that we hope will make environmental compliance so much easier for marinas, boatyards and manufacturers to navigate. The Register is a great starting point for marine based businesses that are becoming more sustainability focused and we anticipate that the Register will boost interest in businesses joining schemes that prioritise the environment.”
If you are interested in learning more about how to make your marine activities more sustainable or to raise awareness amongst your customers through your media channels or onsite, please visit the ‘Marine Business Advice and Resources’ webpages on The Green Blue website. You can also sign up to The Green Blue’s newsletter and don’t forget to search for The Green Blue on social media and receive regular updates and tips for sustainable boating by following @TheGreenBlue on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Together we can safeguard the marine environment that we rely on for our livelihoods, wellbeing and enjoyment. The Green Blue is the joint environmental programme between British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association.