Second PERS certification for the Port of Lauwersoog

25 June 2024

ESPO congratulates the Port of Lauwersoog (Exploitatiemaatschappij Havencomplex Lauwersoog, the Netherlands) for being recertified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). The Port of Lauwersoog first became a member of the EcoPorts network in 2014 and is now certified for the second time under the PERS.

Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General, commented: “I would like to congratulate the port of Lauwersoog. Their certification means that also small ports can have big ambitions and strong engagements towards sustainability. As the connecting point and liefeline to the wadden island of Schiermonnikoog, Lauwersoog clearly sets its green priorities."

Anaëlle Boudry, ESPO Senior Policy Advisor and EcoPorts Coordinator, said: “Congratulations to the Port of Lauwersoog on achieving their second PERS certification. This remarkable milestone reflects their unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable port management. Their commitment sets an example for the entire port sector, proving that small ports can make a significant impact in terms of environmental management.”

The CEO of the Port of Lauwersoog Harm D. Post with the PERS certificate.

PERS (Port Environmental Review System) is the only port-specific environmental standard. The last five years have seen important increases in its recognition and membership, with 90 ports from 27 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 LRQA Nederland B.V. and the certificate has a validity of two years. EcoPorts’ PERS is revised after the 2-year period, ensuring ports continuously meet the requirements.

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

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