Environmental protection on a coastal site is of primary importance with the highest regard given to both fauna and flora.
Environmental protection and awareness should be promoted to both the workforce and public.
Examples of how coastal sites have protected the environment include:
- The very extensive and comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan included Environmental, Community and Economic impact and was regularly monitored, reviewed and updated;
- A structured key performance indicator system was introduced, with specific focus on waste and carbon footprint reductions;
- Materials were re-used, with salvaged timber donated to local fishermen or retained in the environmental garden;
- All fuels, oils and hydraulic fluids were biodegradable;
- Each piece of machinery or equipment was separately monitored to record CO2 emission and vehicle efficiency;
- Comprehensive spill response policy and training was in place, with dedicated refuelling areas and vehicles equipped with spill kits and suitable drip trays;
- Expert advise was taken regarding the movement of beach and shingle, as well as coastal maintenance;
- The office displayed salvaged materials including fauna and flora, to create a beach scene;
- Laminated cards were given to visitors and the workforce, to help identify and protect the natural habitat.