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.
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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.
By completing ISO 14001 certification we are working with stakeholders to ensure our environmental management system meets international industry specific environmental standards and provides a framework to:
- 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