COMMITTED TO THE «CLEAN PORTS» PHILOSOPHY
For those of us who love the sea, clean and healthy oceans are a top priority. Discover the “Clean Ports” initiative, and the challenges and commitments Port Navy Service faces each day to ensure the preservation of the marine ecosystem.
A CALL TO ACTION
Pleasure boating and yachting in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region represents nearly 30% of all private maritime activity within France. This heavy concentration of activity has a significant impact on the marine ecosystem and the purity of the azure-blue water which the region is famous for.
Toxic waste (batteries, engine oil, solvents, etc.) and run-off (antifouling dust, waste water, paint, etc.) are sometimes discharged directly into ports, or carried there by rainwater.
Faced with this alarming situation, Port Navy Service has committed to adopting the standards of the European Clean Ports initiative, and has invested in infrastructure and policies which protect our oceans.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT!
In 2018, Port Navy Service committed itself to a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy by embarking on a voluntary process to acquire the European Clean Port Certification. This reflects our concrete commitment to the preservation of aquatic environments and the sustainable development of coastal and maritime activities.
The Clean Ports approach is THE solution to ensuring effective port management using methods and tools that meet environmental challenges head-on. In particular, this certification requires us to have our practices and installation audited by an independent third-party organisation, according to a reference system of 17 criteria established at the European level by the CWA 16987 agreement, European Clean Harbor Certification (Clean Harbor Guidelines).
ACTIONS, NOT JUST WORDS
Discover what we put into place to protect the marine ecosystem, and see why choosing Port Navy Service for the storage, maintenance, or refit of your yacht, is a vote for cleaner seas.
NATURE: Antifouling and maintenance area that meets the latest environmental standards. Run-off is collected by a perimeter drainage system and passed through sedimentation tanks and filters to ensure pollutants do not reach the water’s edge. and selective sorting.
CARBON EMISSIONS & INNOVATION: A new 120-ton travelift equipped with a modern Volvo EURO4 emissions-certified engine.
ENERGY SAVINGS: A 1,500 m2 photovoltaic roof, low-consumption LED lighting for the park and interior spaces.
ECO-RESPONSIBILITY: Because ecology is everyone’s business, we actively seek to inform our clientele on effective ecological practices to limit their environmental impact (responsible waste management and sensible consumption) both on and off the water. After all, ecology isn’t a burden – it’s an investment that pays immediate, tangible, and consistent dividends for us and for the next generation too.