PPA was first certified by LRQA to the internationally recognised quality management system ISO 9001 and environment management system ISO 14001 in 2013 for the provision of Port Cruise Services. In 2018, the certification scope was extended to cover the provision of Port Ferry, Ro-Ro and Container Terminal services as well as the management of Logistics centre and the management of port construction and maintenance projects. Recently the scope of certification has been extended again to include a number of additional key activities, including the Provision of Dry-docking services for the repair of vessels (two Graving Docks at Akti Vassiliadis and three Floating Docks at Perama Ship Repair Zone), sub-concessions of berthing posts, land space for the repair of vessels (Perama Ship Repair Zone, Drapetsona Pier, DEI Pier) and the management of co-funded projects.
During the ceremony, PPA S.A. was also granted certification for ISO 50001 for the company’s Energy Management System by LRQA, for the first time.
PPA's Acting CEO, Mr Zhang Anming stated: “PPA is constantly seeking the improvement on quality, environmental protection and energy management. That’s why, we have included in our strategic goals, the certifications according to internationally recognised ISO management systems standards. With this extension, PPA has achieved the certification as per ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 for all its activities and for the first time for the Energy Management. Through this Integrated Quality, Environmental & Energy Management System, PPA SA will operate in a consistent way to understand and satisfy customers’ needs and expectations, continually improve the quality of services provided, and to operate Piraeus with an environmentally friendly way, reducing carbon emission".
He also noted that: “We are proud and very happy that we have achieved these certifications and we also thank LRQA for our cooperation all these years”.
“We are very pleased to award PPA S.A. with this certification, which highlights the company’s commitment to quality, environment and energy management. PPA continually invests in management systems worldwide, making this a strong foundation for growth initiatives and the continuous improvement of its services to achieve even better results in environment protection and energy efficiency. We are delighted that LRQA is PPA’s strategic selected partner in this evolution journey, said Theodosis Stamatellos, LRQA's Marine & Offshore Area Operations Manager for South Europe.
“While we couldn’t hold this ceremony in person due to the current pandemic protective measures, technology enables us still to celebrate this important moment”, he added.
Photo from left to right: Mr Theodosis Stamatellos, LRQA's Marine & Offshore Area Operations Manager for South Europe, Mr Chen Yuping, PPA Manager of the Quality Control and Inspection Department, Mr. Zhang Anming, PPA Acting CEO, Ms Giouli Kommata, PPA Deputy Manager of the Quality Control and Inspection Department