WIT Press

Environmental Auditing Of Marinas And Boatyards

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MAR950161

Volume

9

Pages

7

Published

1995

Size

561 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

R. Hill & D. Johnson

Abstract

Environmental auditing is set to become an integral part of marina and boatyard management practice. The principle of "the polluter pays", which has been adopted throughout Europe will place pressure on ma- rina managers to minimize the impact of their operations on the environ- ment. Managers will need to assure third parties that appropriate safe- guards are in place. Furthermore, any such guarantees should be exter- nally verified. In future, environmental auditing programmes are likely to provide a preventative management tool as part of an accepted Environ- mental Management System (EMS). 1 Introduction Many marina developments are located in coastal areas of environmen- tal importance. It would therefore seem appropriate for them to operate in an environmentally aware manner, whereby the ecosystems with which they interact can be safeg

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