ESPO, which represents the seaports within the European Union, has congratulated HAROPA (Port of Le Havre and Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire) for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification in January, 2015.
This certificate highlights the positive environmental policy of HAROPA. Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and the certificate has a validity of two years.
Hervé Martel, the Chairman of HAROPA, said: “The certification PERS proves that HAROPA – Port of Le Havre practically acts in order to protect our environment and to reduce the ecological impact of our industrial activities.”
With these two new certifications, the number of PERS certified French ports has risen to four, making France the country with the highest number of valid PERS certificates. There are currently 22 ports in Europe that hold a valid PERS certificate.
This high environmental recognition will be officially handed in December, 2015 during the next Greenport cruise conference in Copenhagen (Denmark).