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New Online Resource Available for Marine Businesses

The Green Blue launch new online Environmental Legal Register. 

We’re 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 includes 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 for all users, 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 into 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.

The templates in the Legal Register comprise of a brief summary of legislation and a comment on the applicability to either the boatyard, marina or manufacturer. The organisation should personalise the template with its own branding and self-determine its compliance rating to indicate the degree to which they are compliant with the legislation. There are four levels of compliance rating which range from ‘Not applicable to the organisation,’ to ‘Compliant without the need for further action.’

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 focussed 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.

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