Today the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the approval by Royal Order of the creation of the Works Committee of the Port of Palma, its own port
PORT AUTHORITY OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands has drawn up a Corporate Responsibility Policy approved by its Board of Directors which unifies and enhances our identity and culture. It is also a way of directing and guiding our actions and setting the general principles for economic, institutional, social, environmental and ethical conduct for the people and companies operating in our ports.
This Environmental Policy is an additional aspect of the environmental dimension of our Corporate Responsibility Policy and is based on the requirements of our Environmental Management System under the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard.
As the managing body for the five public ports (Alcudia, Palma, Mahon, Ibiza and La Savina) which make up one of the most important economic and service units in the Balearic Islands, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands is committed to working towards the “Green Port” approach. It does this by promoting sustainability, protecting public port land, its environment and assets, as well as its biodiversity and ecosystems within the scope of its operations and its monitoring capacity in line with its roles and remit.
This Policy has been approved as part of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands’ strong commitment to this approach. It will enhance its roles in administering its ports, setting their management regulations and internal operating rules and authorising their investment as part of environmentally-friendly port management and operations.
To this end, the Port Authority is stepping up its efforts by applying the following management principles:
Consequently, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands’ intention is that this Policy should be the reference framework for setting environmental management objectives which are aligned and compatible with the strategy and its context. It should also be reviewed at regular intervals and made available to all stakeholders in various languages for its internal and external distribution, knowledge and compliance.
Palma de Majorca, 14th November 2016