Environment: New certificates attest to Seine Axis environmental ambitions
For the first time in its history, Le Havre regional management has been awarded ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management. Concurrently, after completion of a follow-up audit the award of the ISO 14001 to Paris regional management has been confirmed.
HAROPA PORT | Le Havre: an additional environmental certificate
HAROPA PORT’s environmental policy has passed yet another milestone. This can be said because the port of Le Havre has recently been certified compliant with ISO 14001 by AFNOR, thus declaring that the port’s environmental management systems (EMS) meet the standard’s criteria for the following activities: port processing of seagoing vessels, river boats and watercraft, accommodation and life on port land and management of connecting rail and road networks.
The certification was awarded in late July of this year for a period of three years, following an audit conducted from 14 to 17 June, thus confirming the value of a proactive policy to make environmental issues integral to the management of the port’s projects. This means that HAROPA PORT is working on a daily basis to promote rational economic development, notably by making the ecological aspect and consultation processes part of each of its projects, from their initial design up to and including their execution.
Looking beyond this, Le Havre port has set in train numerous measures aimed at limiting its environmental footprint, among them a search for innovative, less polluting techniques (e.g. the use
Quality: renewal of the ISO 9001 certificate
The port of Le Havre has also obtained the renewal of its ISO 9001 certificate originally awarded
|This certification also makes it possible, with a view to the sharing of good practice, to work
to the same quality criteria as those of its customers and partners who are already certified, thereby developing useful synergies. These are the certifications awarded:
HAROPA PORT | Paris: confirmation of ISO 14001 certification
Paris regional management was awarded ISO 14 001 certification as early as 2013.
This ISO 14001 certification was renewed for a period of three years from 16 September 2019.
Consideration of the outcome of monitoring of satisfactory implementation of the ISO 14001:2015 standard led to issuance of conclusions on 10 October 2021. The Paris regional management’s environmental management system was once again declared compliant with the requirements
“These certificates constitute recognition not of the transition but of the far-reaching transformation
HAROPA PORT | Rouen
A programme of certification undertaken to promote a responsible service offering
For several years now, Rouen regional management has been pursuing a programme of certification aimed at improving the satisfaction felt by its customers and providing them with compliant services and high performance where the environment is concerned.
Implementation of the Quality Management System in Rouen Harbourmaster’s Office began
Workshops and dredging
The quality programme for the Workshop and Dredging service based on the ISO 9001:2008 standard covers the vessel repair centre and the industrial maintenance component of the department’s activities.
Four main objectives have been identified:
In May 2018, the “hydrography” and “navigational assistance” activities of the port of Rouen’s Channel and Navigational Assistance service were awarded ISO 9001 quality certification.
In 2017, Rouen regional management obtained ISO 14001 certification awarded by AFNOR and renewed in April 2021 for a period of three years. This standard is based on the principle of continuous improvement in environmental performance through control of impacts linked to the port’s activity.
1 Port Environmental Review System: a certificate issued by the EcoPorts foundation, funded by the European Commission