ESPO congratulates Port of Dublin for obtaining EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)
ESPO congratulates Port of Dublin (Ireland) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts coordinator, and Zeno d'Agostino, ESPO Vice-Chair, handed over the PERS certificate to the port representative during ESPO's General Assembly.
Being PERS certified requires amongst others that the port increases transparency by making its environmental report publicly available. It also implies that the port is effectively monitoring the environmental challenges and is implementing an improved environmental management.
Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts Coordinator; Eamonn O'Reilly, ESPO Chairman; Zeno d'Agostino, ESPO Vice-Chair; Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General
“PERS has been the flagship of the EcoPorts network being the only port specific environmental standard. The transparency requirements of PERS enable ports to enhance their relationship with local communities and their market reputation within the supply chain. We encourage all ports to join EcoPorts in order to further improve their environmental performance and communicate their environmental policy,” says EcoPorts coordinator, Sotiris Raptis.
One third of the 98 EcoPorts members have now acquired PERS. Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register and the certificate has a validity of two years. PERS is revised after the 2-year period to make sure that the port continues to meet the requirements.