Wednesday 20th December 2006
The Port of Felixstowe is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a PERS certificate, for its environmental considerations.
PERS, or ‘Ports Environmental Review System’, is an independent environmental verification scheme. It was developed by the EcoPorts Foundation, a network of ports and port-related stakeholders, and Lloyds Register, to commend those ports it recognises as demonstrating a ‘duty of care’ to the communities in which they operate.
An Environmental Report has been published by Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, to record the Port of Felixstowe’s environmental commitments. This includes a Register of Environmental Aspects, which details a number of impacts created by the Port’s operations, and the actions taken to mitigate them. The Report also features initiatives that have been set up to manage the Port’s environmental commitments.
The Port is represented on a number of local environmental groups, such as the Stour and Orwell Estuaries Management Group, and the Landguard Forum. It also has its own Environmental Committee and Working Group, which is attended by Heads of Department from Engineering, Marine, Corporate Affairs, and Safety.
Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer for Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of the Port of Felixstowe commented:
“We are extremely proud to have been awarded this certificate. We acknowledge that our activities have a significant impact on the community in which we operate, and we are committed to mitigating the both short and long-term impacts of what we do. We are proud of our environmental record, but we will continue to work with local stakeholders to develop new solutions and initiatives, to constantly improve our performance.”
The certificate was awarded at a presentation ceremony in Genoa, Italy, on Thursday 14th December 2006.
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Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator, with interests in 22 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 255 berths in 44 ports, together with a number of transportation-related service companies. With industry-recognised core competence in the effective and efficient management and operation of ports, the HPH Group handled 51.8 million TEU in 2005.