Port and the environment
The Port of Turku is Finland´s oldest port. Ships operate through the unique archipelago, which obliges the Port to take the environment and its requirements for operations into account. Hence the Port of Turku works actively together with its partners in order to decrease the environmental load and possible hazards caused by its operations and services.
The environmental permits granted to the Port of Turku set their requirements to the port operations; they concern both the follow-up of environmental impacts and the methods of port operations. In addition, the port operations involve and are affected by a diverse set of environmental laws and regulations.
The personnel of the Port of Turku is aware of the environmental impacts of their operations. As an active actor the Port of Turku also requires that its subcontractors and partners pay attention to the environmental aspects.
The Port draws up annually a summary of environmental issues which includes the measures taken and follow-up implemented.