Sustainability is a natural part of who we are and integral to our business strategy. We’re now the greenest, most direct route to Europe.

We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint through more efficient modes of transport. We take a phased approach to sustainability, step by step we’re making a positive impact on our environment.

We believe in actions rather than words. Our port is leading the charge in bringing the shipping sector closer to a more sustainable way of operating. Every step we take, no matter how small, is aimed at bringing us closer to meeting global emissions targets.

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 obtained EcoMerit and ISO 14001 environmental certifications and we are 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.

We are involved in many conservation, biodiversity and sustainability programmes including the DiadES Programme, an EU initiative aimed at conserving vulnerable migratory fish species.

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

ISO 14001 certification

Port of Waterford has successfully maintained certification for ISO 14001:2015 Environment.  We work 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