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Environmental Reports and Strategic Documents

The Port of London Authority is the custodian of the tidal Thames; through its activities and the regulation of others we are committed to leaving the Thames in a better state than we received it.

We will achieve this by improving practices within our operations and sharing lessons learnt with others; we have set targets in reducing energy usage, carbon emissions in the organisation and emissions to air from the marine activity on the port. We will always plan for and drive adaption to climate change on the Thames and in our own resilience. We are committed to being a UK leading port for environment commitment and working in European and World ports to helping the sector drive forward positive contributions to the UN’s SDG’s.

Playing a key role in helping the PLA achieve its environmental goals, the Environment team monitors the organisation's progress against strategic frameworks and publishes its findings. 

Environmental Report

Our Environmental Report outlines our environmental aims, our progress to date and our future plans.

The PLA has long been seen as a leader among the UK’s ports and harbours in relation to undertaking early and innovative action to tackle climate change, working to conserve habitats and species, improve resilience and make our waters better places to visit.

As part of this process, we have committed to transparency and so we report on many of the actions we undertake in the context of environmental responsibility and improvement; some of which relate to our core duties and others that go beyond our key responsibilities.

We make these additional interventions as part of being a responsible organisation and recognise that this is the right thing to do so that we can minimise the impact on the environment we operate in for the benefit of future prosperity and populations – be that people, plants or animals.

Read the latest report.

PLA and the Environment

Emissions Reduction

Climate Change

Nature and Wildlife


Water Quality