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Environmental and Cultural Stewardship

Port Officers in Meeting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to environmental and cultural stewardship while performing our core missions of border security and the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel. CBP works hand-in-hand with other Federal, Tribal, state, and local agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to fulfill environmental compliance regulations and to ensure protection of the Nation’s natural and cultural resources. Additionally, CBP works diligently to integrate responsible environmental practices – including incorporating sustainable practices – into all aspects of our decision making and operations.

Environmental Management System Policy Statement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. CBP also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws. CBP executes its mission while complying with environmental laws and regulations as well as executive direction for conserving valued national resources.