Environment

Environment

Environment

Port of Waterford is committed to and is engaged in a continuous improvement regime and the implementation of systems and processes that will make a real difference to the environment. Our Environmental Policy includes managing our Ships Waste Reception facilities to the highest standard, reducing our energy usage, managing product/cargo run-off on the quays, and utilising new technologies to best advantage. We have recently obtained the ISO 14001 environmental certification,

Port of Waterford is also involved in an EU project to enable common management for the conservation and enhancement of the ecosystem services associated with Diadromous fish (shads, lampreys, eel, salmon, trout, mullet…) that include the explicit long-term and large-scale issues related to climate change.

For more details, contact any member of the team:  environment@portofwaterford.com

 

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)

The AIE Regulations provide a definition of environmental information; outline the manner in which requests for information may be submitted to public authorities and the manner in which public authorities are required to deal with requests e.g. timeframes for response. The regulations also provide for a formal appeals procedure in the event that a person is unhappy with a decision on their request.

 

How to make an AIE application

When making a request for information under the AIE Regulations, you are required to state that the application is being made under the AIE Regulations and submit it in writing to "The Access to Information on the Environment Officer", Port of Waterford, 3rd Floor Marine Point, Belview Port, Waterford or email: bm@portofwaterford.com

  • provide your contact details.
  • state, in terms that are as specific as possible, the environmental information required, and
  • if you require the information in a specific format or manner of access, you should specify this in your request. It is not necessary to state an interest in the request.

 

Full details of the AIE process for Port of Waterford is contained here 2020 AIE Statistics available here

 

Assistance in Making AIE Requests

If you have any queries regarding the making of requests the AIE officer, Brian Moore can be contacted by email at bm@portofwaterford.com.

ISO 14001 certification

ISO 14001 certification

Port of Waterford has successfully achieved certification for ISO 14001:2015 Environment, from Ireland's National Standards body, NSAI. The company actively manages its energy, waste and water consumption and has received EcoMerit certification, and is an active partner of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI. As part of this process, various projects are being undertaken to monitor and reduce consumption.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organisation’s products, services and processes. By completing ISO 14001 certification we are working with stakeholders to ensure our environmental management system meets international industry specific environmental standards.  ISO 14001 environmental certification provides a framework for environmental management helps us:

  • Minimise our environmental footprint
  • Diminish the risk of pollution incidents
  • Provide operational improvements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant environmental legislation, and
  • Develop our business in a sustainable manner

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