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PD Ports makes the grade

[ January 20, 2020   //   ]

PD Ports has become one of the first UK port operators to achieve certification to the ISO 50001 Energy standard across all its 13 operations.

After previously achieving ISO 14001 in 2012, the port operator successfully achieved ISO 50001 accreditation for reaching the international standard for energy management without any non-conformances during the seven-day audit process.

The ISO 50001 standard specifies an organisation’s requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system to help it use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management processes into business strategy.

David Jones, Group Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, said: “Achieving ISO 50001 demonstrates that our energy management system is meeting requirements and gives our customers and stakeholders the confidence that we are committed to saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.”

Chie executive Frans Calje added: “This recognition is testament to the hard work of our Environmental Champions who continue to develop and deliver ways to improve our environmental performance as a business.”

In 2018, PD Ports was the first UK Port group to sign up to the Operation Clean Sweep initiative. Led by the British Plastics Federation, the initiative aims to actively minimise the risk of plastic pellets leaking into the environment.