The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has congratulated the Port of Barcelona (Spain), the Port Authority of Melilla (Spain), Niedersachsen Ports Emden (Germany), Shannon Foynes Ports Company (Ireland) and Shoreham Port Authority (UK) for achieving Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification with LRQA.
The Port Environmental Review System (PERS) incorporates the main general requirements of recognised environmental standards, such as ISO 14001, but also takes into account the specific requirements of ports. PERS builds upon the policy recommendations of ESPO and gives ports clear objectives to aim for. Its implementation is independently assessed by LRQA and there are now 28 ports in Europe and its neighbouring countries with current PERS certification.
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