ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
The Port of Corfu received the ISO 14001 certification in November 2012 for its environmental management system, or EMS. The Port of Corfu is the first major port on Greece to receive the ISO 14001 certification. As of November 30, 2012, the Port of Corfu is the only Ionian port to have all its operation facilities ISO 14001 Certified for Environmental Management.
The Port of Corfuʼs environment and sustainability program is centered upon a triple bottom line approach whereby our leadership continually evaluates port operations for opportunities to improve efficiencies, enhance customer service, reduce environmental impacts, and create programs that help build better communities. Innovation and creativity are keys to CPAʼs success.
Port of Corfu has received ISO 14001 through the SUPORTS project funded by the Interreg IVC programme, however, CPAʼs ISO 14001 experience will be used to transfer knowledge to the Port of Saranda & Port of Igoumenitsa for establishing and implementing their Environmental Management System under the ELPORTAL project.