Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy | Conflicts of use

Context

FMT's stevedoring and terminal operations may at times affect neighboring communities, as a result of noise, lighting, dust emissions and unattractive appearance or adverse visual aspects.

FMT is dedicated to try and minimize adverse effects of its operations on neighboring communities and has adopted the following policy.

Policy

General

FMT's terminals have a "conflict of use" management plan in place to help minimize adverse impacts. This plan contains procedures on how to address potential complaints from neighbors. Each complaint will be documented and followed up on. FMT is committed to work with neighboring communities and Port Authorities (where applicable) to resolve significant conflicts of use.

FMT's staff and personnel have been made aware that it is their responsibility to try and minimize the adverse effect its operations may have on neighboring communities.

Noise

FMT will endeavor to reduce noise pollution as much as possible without compromising safety (e.g. machinery back-up alarms).

Dust

As per FMT's policy on water and land pollution prevention, best practices will be used to minimize dust emissions, and cargo operations will cease in case of excessive wind conditions. Likewise, all machinery and equipment will be adequately maintained to minimize dust emissions, and terminals will be swept and cleaned on a regular basis.

Bulk cargoes kept outside will be stored in an environmentally responsible manner and will be tarped or sprayed with water when possible and as required.

Light

Lighting of sections of FMT's terminals located near residential areas will be kept to a minimum at night to minimize "light pollution" (always subject to safety and security requirements).

Visual aspect

FMT will endeavor to keep its terminals clean and well-maintained in order to minimize adverse visual aspects.