Port of Klaipėda
Port of Klaipėda
With increasing fatal impact upon environment as a result of inappropriate human economic activities, and more stringent environmental legal acts and regulations being enacted, ever increasing environmental standards are being enforced both in Lithuania and worldwide. This calls for reviewing management systems by looking for the ways to create a friendly business management system that would reduce impact on environment. For these purposes the Company developed and certified the Environmental Management System in accordance with the requirements of international ISO14001:2004 standard in 2003.
The main objective of the Environmental Management System is to reduce the adverse impact on environment by applying innovative cargo handling techniques and using state-of-the-art equipment.
Commitments under the environmental management system policies include:
The Company annually develops the programme of the Integrated Management System objectives, which also envisages the goals of environmental protection, such as natural resources saving measures, environmental pollution control, concrete implementation measures, etc.
In 2011 the Company put into operation a new grain terminal. Transportation of agricultural products to warehousing facilities and onto ships is done through covered conveyors equipped with air filters, which capture solid particles and return them to the cargo.
In compliance with the requirements of legal acts, the Company conducts monitoring of pollutant emissions generated by pollution sources, namely, measurements of groundwater and storm wastewater discharged into the Curonian Lagoon, environment air pollution sources, etc., are carried out.
The control of waste sorting has resulted in reduction of waste quantities delivered to dumpsites.
The Environmental Management System facilitates development of business, improvement of the Company’s image, cut down the raw material and energy costs, reduce waste management costs, prepare for increased legal requirements, improve working conditions and reduce accident rates, thereby improving relations with various stakeholders.
ISO 14001:2004 Certificate was approved in 2007, and in 2010 and 2013 it was renewed with effectiveness term expiring on 08-08-2016.
The Environmental Management System supervision and certification audits are conducted by the auditors of LRQA Lietuva, UAB, the Lithuanian registered subsidiary of the United Kingdom Lloyd‘s Register Quality Assurance Ltd.