Shoreham Port: EcoPort Status for 6th Year
Shoreham Port has been re-certified as an EcoPort this month, six years after its initial Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification was awarded in 2013.
Presented by the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) the PERS accreditation means that Shoreham Port continues to be a member of the EcoPorts network, the main environmental initiative of the European port sector. Shoreham Port is one of only two PERS accredited ports in the UK, and one of twelve UK ports who hold EcoPort status.
The aim of EcoPorts is to increase awareness about environmental challenges, deliver compliance with legislation and to demonstrate a high standard of environmental management. Members of the EcoPorts network are encouraged to share environmental knowledge and be proactive in their efforts to protect and maintain the environment.
Shoreham Port is committed to preventing negative impacts on the environment while maximizing the positive social, environmental and economic opportunities of a thriving Port. It continually assesses its environmental impact to develop strategies that will improve the Port’s carbon footprint, appointing Tony Parker, the first Director of Infrastructure & Climate Change at a UK port in January. The Port’s program of green initiatives include a new LED lighting program, increased water quality monitoring, a staff cycle-to-work scheme, and going paperless – including the introduction of a new quarterly digital PORTlife newsletter.