Environmental work

Hoses for managing black and grey water

Ports of Stockholm works actively, long-sightedly and strategically to create reliable and sustainable transportation. Environmental efforts are an integrated part of the daily operations and Stockholm's three ports are leading ports within the area of the environment.

Systematic environmental efforts

Ports of Stockholm is quality and environment standard ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. This means that the company works with environmental issues in a structured and systematic way to achieve continuous improvements and reduced environmental impact.

Ports of Stockholm has an operating policy that includes environmental guidelines. Each year a sustainability report is prepared that demonstrates how the company works to achieve sustainable development, and the result of these efforts. The sustainability report is part of the company's annual report.

Ports of Stockholm's environmental aspects illustrate the effects operations have on the environment and environmental targets have been developed based on these effects. Each year the company works with different activities in order to reach its environmental targets.

Ports of Stockholm works to use energy more efficiently and reduce fossil fuel emissions. The company also chooses good materials, imposes environmental purchasing requirements and works according to recycling principles.

For Ports of Stockholm it is important to work together with tenants, shipping companies and other stakeholders when it comes to environmental issues. The company therefore offer the possibilities for vessels to offload black and grey water in port, connect to shore electricity and manage waste for tenants.

Ports of Stockholm's environmental targets

  • Energy consumption must reduce by 50 percent between 2005 and 2025.
  • Zero fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions by 2025.
  • All relevant purchasing of goods and services must include environmental requirements by 2016.
  • Reduced environmental impact in choice of materials.
  • The proportion of waste from which materials are recycled or reused must increase to a minimum of 80 percent by 2020.
  • Increased use of Ports of Stockholm's environmentally beneficial services.

An important aspect is also collaboration with other stakeholders. Read more about EU projects and collaborations