Malta Freeport Terminals recognises its responsibility to protect the environment and to minimise, as far as it is safe, practicable and economically sound, any adverse environmental impact of its activities. Over the last years the Company has made significant strides in Environmental Management. The Freeport’s management of the environment is structured around the international ISO 14001 standard which specifies a process for the implementation of a strict environmental management system spanning all aspects of the business.
The Company pursued the required rigorous measures to implement such a standard as it wanted to implement, maintain and improve its environmental management system to assure itself that it conformed with its stated environmental policy, and demonstrate full compliance with ISO 14001:2004. Indeed, Malta Freeport Terminals was awarded the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Certificate by Intertek in March 2014 and in May 2016 the Company was successfully once again awarded the ISO 14001:2004 certificate by DNV-GL. This certification attests that Malta Freeport Terminals’ environmental management system conforms to the internationally recognised standard and that the Company is working to deliver its services to its clients with least possible impact on the environment and stakeholders. Maintaining this accreditation demands discipline and consideration at every level of the Freeport’s business.
Malta Freeport Terminals has in September 2019 officially been awarded ISO 45001 - the highest standard to operate an integrated Health & Safety and Environmental Management System that conforms with, and is certified to international standards. This shows the Freeport's ongoing commitment to following the highest standard in this area. This system, which replaces OHSAS 18001 and follows a migration process that started in July 2019, makes it easier to implement and integrate to a management system, giving increased value for users.
Malta Freeport Terminals’ Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Statement includes commitments to prevention of pollution, continual improvement of the Environmental Management System leading to improvements in overall environmental performance, and compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Malta Freeport Terminals encourages its employees, contractors and third parties to take a responsible attitude towards their own and their colleagues’ impact on the environment.