Port Metro Vancouver is developing a Sustainability Vision and Strategy to help lead the Vancouver Gateway. Building on the Port 2050 scenario planning, we are identifying the steps we must take to prepare for our anticipated future. This input will help us develop a vision and strategy that reflects the diverse perspectives within the region, and fulfill our mandate to facilitate trade for Canadians through sustainable development of the Gateway.
Port Metro Vancouver's commitment
Port Metro Vancouver is more than cranes, cargo, terminals, ships and international trade. The Port is also recognized globally as a naturally beautiful and clean port complemented by innovative environmental leadership.
...that both human and marine life depends on the protection of our physical environment. Our Port is home to hundreds of species of fish, crustaceans, birds and marine mammals.
We are leading the way
...for other ports to address air quality and other environmental concerns by focusing on using technologies and promoting operational efficiencies to reduce environmental impacts.
We are committed
...to conducting operations in a responsible and sustainable manner that safeguards and promotes continual protection of the environment.
Preserving the environment is a core value us. Our programs work to minimize impacts of port operations as well as enhance the surrounding environment. Learn more about how we are leaders in port sustainability through our environmental initiatives.
The Port's inhabitants
Creating marine habitats is one way that the Port works to lessen its impact on our marine environment and its inhabitants. In 1995 we built a reef under the waves at Cates Park, now inhabitated by octopus, rock fish, crabs, anemones and shrimp.