Port of Hueneme Wins Environmental Award
In 2012, at the direction of its Board, the Port adopted a robust series of strategic initiatives referred to collectively as the Environmental Management Framework. This ambitious project included the rollout of several strategic implementation plans that would advance environmental values important to the Port, values including air and water quality, protection of marine resources, healthy soil and sediment, and climate change adaptation. The Plan sets long and short term objectives as well as evaluation strategies.
For the last two years, as well as in 2017, the Port has been an accredited member of the Green Marine program, a wholly voluntary eco-accountability program that monitors and publically publishes its members’ progress towards various environmental initiatives.
A most recent operational priority is to produce zero waste. The Port is also proud of its recent partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), where a study was completed looking at invasive species that arrive at the Port (usually on the hulls of cargo ships) and assessing their impact on the native ecology.
Embedded in its mission statement, the Port is committed to providing the maximum possible economic and social benefits to the people and communities it serves. “Our pursuit of strong and active environmental policies and programs will continue to be integral to the day-to-day operations of the Port of Hueneme,” added Kristin Decas, CEO and Port Director.