Last year Shoreham Port became a member of the EcoPorts network joining 68 other European ports. This year the Port applied to become fully recognised under the Ports Environmental Review System (PERS) standard, which is accredited by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO).
This is a port specific environmental management standard which certifies that Shoreham Port is applying best practice and striving to achieve challenging targets to reduce its carbon footprint and improving the environment. Only two other UK ports have achieved this standard so far with another seven UK ports achieving ISO 14001. The certificate will be presented to the Port in June by ESPO.
Paul Johnson, Safety and HR Director at Shoreham Port commented “As an Eco-Port we are delighted to have been accredited with the PERS standard. We aim to grow the Port and the local economy in a sustainable way and it is encouraging to have our work acknowledged with this accreditation.”
To achieve the Port’s green ambitions, Shoreham Port are working with the local authorities, Government agencies and adjoining land owners on improving the environment and promoting sustainable development. There are several major developments planned on the Port and Shoreham intends to apply the highest possible standards to these schemes in terms of design and construction. If you would like to find out more about environmental development at the Port please visit www.shoreham-port.co.uk/Environment.