11 September 2020
In 2008 Lerwick Port Authority became the first Scottish port to be certified to the internationally recognised Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2004 and later became one of the first organisations in Scotland to be accredited to the revised ISO 14001:2015 standard.
The Authority’s objectives include continuously improving its environmental performance, while preserving the balance in the harbour between commercial, recreational and environmental interests, as well as maintaining a sustainable and commercially viable port serving the Shetland Islands and a range of industries. The Port’s customers are increasingly requesting confirmation that the port’s environmental status matches the high standards in their own operations.
ISO 14001 focuses the organisation on being proactive in identifying environmental aspects and impacts and driving down risks. In doing so, the Port benefits from improved operational effectiveness, leading to reduced costs and improved profits.