Piraeus Port Authority sets high standards for sustainability to drive change, build trust and maintain growth .
10 Jun 2022

Piraeus Port Authority sets high standards for sustainability to drive change, build trust and maintain growth .


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Piraeus Port Authority sets high standards for sustainability to drive change, build trust and maintain growth.

 Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) awarded three certifications against ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2011 by LRQA.

June 10, 2022. At a ceremony held during international shipping exhibition Posidonia, Capt. Weng Lin, PPA Deputy CEO, was presented with certifications against of ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management, and ISO 50001:2018 for Energy Management, by Mr. Stuart Kelly, LRQA Global Sales Director, Business Assurance. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to best practice for quality, environmental and energy management.

PPA’s certification commenced against ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with LR in 2013. The full spectrum of certifications is covering the Provision of Port Cruise, Ferry, RoRo & Container Terminal Services, management of Logistics Centre, provision of Dry Docking Services for the Repair of Vessels and sub-concessions of berthing posts and land space for the repair of vessels, as well as Port Construction & Maintenance Projects, therefore demonstrating PPA’s strong commitment towards continual improvement and operational excellence across its very broad scope of activity.

PPA’s Deputy CEO Captain Weng Lin stated: “Feeling proud to receive our certificates by LRQA for the excellence of our actions towards continuous improvement of port services and decarbonization. Piraeus Port Authority has set up a Decarbonization Roadmap until 2030 aligned with the goals of EU Green Deal and the Fit-for-55 package. Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels is an ambitious goal for EU and we must all join forces to achieve it. We are committed to greening our own operations within their own remit and seeking ways to reduce our own emissions, while supporting vessels to their efforts towards decarbonization. Having partners, like LRQA, on our side gives us strength to achieve our highest goals.”

Mr. Stuart Kelly, LRQA Global Sales Director, Business Assurance, said:

 “I am delighted to award the Piraeus Port Authority with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certificates, which collectively demonstrate Piraeus Port Authority’s commitment to sustainability standards and quality of services. At LRQA, we are proud to recognise those who demonstrate excellence and commitment to managing environmental issues, promoting energy efficiency and combating climate change and clearly Piraeus Port Authority is an organisation that fully demonstrates these commitments. Our heartfelt congratulations go to all of the team at the Piraeus Port Authority”.

About LRQA:

By bringing together unrivalled expertise in certification, customised assurance, cybersecurity, inspection and training, we’ve become a leading global assurance provider.

We’re proud of our heritage, but it’s who we are today that really matters, because that’s what shapes how we partner with our clients tomorrow. By combining strong values, decades of experience in risk management and mitigation and a keen focus on the future, we’re here to support our clients as they build safer, more secure, more sustainable businesses.

From independent third-party auditing, certification and training; to technical advisory services; to real-time assurance technology; to data-driven supply chain transformation, our innovative end to-end solutions help our clients negotiate a rapidly changing risk landscape – making sure they’re shaping their own future, rather than letting it shape them.

About PPA:

Piraeus Port Authority SA is an Athens Stock Exchange listed company engaged in the management and operation of Piraeus port, Greece’s largest port and one of the largest integrated harbours in Europe, providing a complete range of services. Some of the company’s activities involve cruise, coastal (ferry/passenger), container and car terminal services, as well as general cargo, ship repair, logistic and free zone services. The main shareholder of Piraeus Port Authority S.A., with a stake of 67 percent, is COSCO SHIPPING, one of the largest maritime companies in the world.

Over the last decade the company has experienced a remarkable growth in all port activities, which is still underway, largely contributing to the country’s economy, while driven by green development and increased digitalization, alongside a people-first approach and a spirit of giving back to the society.

PPA holds the ''ECO PORT'' PERS status, is included in the Athens Stock Exchange ESG index and is one of the “Most Sustainable Companies in Greece 2022”.

For more information please visit: https://olp.gr.