White Desert Environment and Sustainability Policy
White Desert is committed to the protection of the environment in Antarctica. We take steps to reduce our environmental footprint, protect Antarctic wildlife and landscape, respect and support Antarctic science; the intrinsic values of Antarctica. Our camps are designed to be temporary and can be dismantled without a footprint in Antarctica. We ensure our activities have a less than minor or transitory impact by following environmental mitigation measures set out in our IEEs, preparing Environmental Management Plans which take these mitigation measures into account and carrying out environmental monitoring. We strive to be an innovator and sector leader in environmental management and sustainability in Antarctica.
Annual Environmental and Sustainability Monitoring
We carry out environmental monitoring each season in order to monitor environmental compliance, sustainability performance and enable us to continually improve. This ensures that our activities have a less than minor or transitory impact.
We have an Annual Environmental and Sustainability Monitoring and Reporting Programme in Antarctica which includes:
- Independent Environmental Inspections
- Environmental Management Plan Checklists
- Air Quality Monitoring
- Waste Management and Monitoring
- Fuel Use Monitoring
- Water Use Monitoring
- Annual Carbon Monitoring and Reporting, Reduction and Off-setting Programme
- Renewable Energy Initiatives
You can find out more about some of our latest findings in the latest White Desert Annual Environmental and Sustainability Monitoring Report.
At the heart of White Desert’s mission is the desire to create a positive impact on Antarctica’s future through its tourism and science logistics programmes.
White Desert's operational areas include deep field camps, fuel depot, Atka Bay and Wolf's Fang Runway. Discover the terrain and unique fauna that inhabit each environment.
With 18 years of operational experience in Antarctica, we have an in depth understanding of what is truly required to preserve Antarctica’s environmental equilibrium.
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