Dublin Port Company's Environmental Policy
Dublin Port Company's Environmental Management System (EMS) commenced in 2006 with a number of projects to ensure that activities within the Company's operation are conducted in an environmental way. The success of the EMS enabled Dublin Port Company to achieve ISO 14001 certification in 2008.
"It is our policy to manage our obligations to the environment in a responsible manner and to take a sustainable approach to developing the port's business"
Dublin Port Company's continued commitment to the Environment
Dublin Port Company has purchased the first Renault EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly) Vehicle introduced into Ireland to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions within the port estate. Reducing fuel consumption has been a focus this year and all DPC buildings are being managed to minimise the use of our limited natural resources and so driving down emissions. This is yet another example of DPC’s commitment to Sustainable Development as we work alongside our partners in the International Association of Ports and Harbours in the implementation of voluntary international commitments under the World Ports Climate Initiative. At the same time all staff have been working together and adopting new waste recycling measures, this has resulted in a fifty-eight per cent reduction in waste to land fill in the past year.
Dublin Port Company successfully achieves ISO 14001 Re-Certification
In September of 2008 Dublin Port Company was first awarded the internationally recognised environmental standard ISO 14001 certification for its activities, facilities and operations within the port estate. Continued compliance with this environmental standard was evidenced in September 2011 when Dublin Port Company was successfully awarded recertification in ISO 14001. This award demonstrates Dublin Port Company's positive and proactive commitment to the environment.
The Company's EMS and environmental practices are independently audited on a six month basis by Bureau Veritas in order that Dublin Port Company can maintain its ISO 14001 certification.
Dublin Port Company Awarded Ecoports Certification
Dublin Port Company has also achieved the Ports Environmental Review System (PERS) certification from Ecoports, a network of ports and port related stakeholders sharing environmental experiences. PERS is based on internationally recognised professional best practice and defines a basic standard of good environmental practice for the port sector.