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The Port of London Authority is a harbour authority, a licencing authority and a landowner. This means we have certain commitments to provide environmental stewardship and champion environmental best practice. In our own Act we are required to maintain and improve the conservancy of the river and estuary.

In our commitment to sustainable development, following high level documents like the Marine Policy Statement, we have set out some key objectives...
A summary of the key pieces of environmental legislation that are relevant to the PLA and Thames Estuary.
Guidelines for undertaking activities on the Thames
Developed in partnership with the RSPB
An overview of the environmental monitoring undertaken by the PLA to inform decision making and monitor the effects of its activities.
The PLA has supported environmental charity Thames21 since its inception
The PLA has achieved ISO 14001 certification from LRQA and is an affiliate of the Ecoports Foundation.
Detailed information on the PLA's maintenance dredging framework.
Major and minor environmental projects undertaken by the PLA including links to environmental reports and data.