Fourth PERS certification for the Port of Algeciras

23 February 2022

ESPO congratulates the Authority Port of Algeciras Bay (Spain) for being certified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). This is Algeciras’ fourth PERS certification since they joined the EcoPorts network in 2015. These feats demonstrate the efforts of the port in protecting its marine environment, facilitating circular economy and pushing for better energy efficiency.

Port of Algeciras' Chairman, General Director and the team of the Sustainable Development Area with the PERS certificate

Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General, commented: “The Port of Algeciras is clearly not only engaging in being a growth engine for the region and developing as a strategic port in the South of Europe, it also engages in performing its tasks in the most sustainable way. Transparency, measuring and monitoring environmental performance are essential in that regard. I am happy to see that Algeciras is renewing its PERS certification and remains an active EcoPorts member.”

Valter Selén, ESPO Senior Policy Advisor and EcoPorts Coordinator, said: “I am very pleased to congratulate the Port of Algeciras on their PERS recertification, having first become PERS-certified in 2015. Recertification requires significant and continuous self-improvement of environmental management, making it a true achievement by the Port of Algeciras to obtain their fourth PERS-certification.”

PERS is the only port-specific environmental standard. The last five years have seen important increases in its recognition and membership, with 109 ports from 25 countries currently counting themselves as part of the EcoPorts Network, and 33 ports holding PERS certification. Compliance with the EcoPorts’ PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register and the certificate has a validity of two years. EcoPorts’ PERS is revised after the 2-year period to make sure that the port continues to meet the requirements.

For more information on EcoPorts’ PERS, visit the EcoPorts website.

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