The port, a stakeholder in environmental and innovation issues

The CSR initiative

As part of its CSR initiative (Corporate and Environmental Responsibility), HAROPA - Ports of Paris seeks to protect the environment, help local development and maintain links with stakeholders as well as be exemplary in its internal operations. Many projects and programmes were completed in 2017.

First Environmental awards for river fleets

In the same spirit as the ESI (Environmental Ship Index) , in 2016 in partnership with the Committee of River Ship-Owners, the National Chamber of privately-operated inland waterway carriers and the French Inland Waterway Board (VNF), HAROPA - Ports of Paris launched the first trophy rewarding the most environmentally friendly river vessels. Five criteria were analyzed: preservation of air quality, protection of the aquatic environment, waste management, nuisance control, and environmental management. At the Riverdating Show in November 2017, the awards were given to five merchant and leisure boats.

A new Ports Improvement Charter

The Ports Improvement Charter is the result of a number of steps taken in Parisian ports for many years to improve the environmental performance and integration of industrial ports and leisure activities. This voluntary initiative is based on a principle of continuous improvement sanctioned by an external audit carried out each year. It represents a genuine voluntary commitment by harbour area managers, HAROPA - Ports of Paris, Paris City Hall, and professional federations, UNICEM Île-de-France, FNADE and FEDEREC, as well as companies located on the ports. The commitment was embodied with the signing of the Charter on 5 December 2017 on the newly rehabilitated port of Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Bonneuil-sur-Marne: continuation of AirParif studies on air quality

The 2nd largest multimodal platform in the Ile-de-France region, the port of Bonneuil-sur-Marne has been the subject of a study on the possible impacts of its activities on air quality since 2016. In 2017, an additional Airparif study on traceability of odours recorded a decrease in the complaints of the residents who were polled. In order to continue this process of improving air quality, HAROPA - Ports of Paris has undertaken to carry out measurement campaigns every five years on the most significant features of the port of Bonneuil-sur-Marne.

Heading for employment employment in Bonneuil-sur-Marne

As attested by the study by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) ] published in September 2017, the ports of Île-de-France are suppliers of many local jobs. In this respect and as part of its role as a public utility, HAROPA - Ports of Paris presented the various business lines in a port at the 7th Industry Week, in Bonneuil-sur-Marne in March 2017. The event, organized among other things by the CAP Bonneuil and Pôle Emploi business association, also included a discovery cruise on the theme of port and environmental jobs and a "job dating" event at the Maison du Port.

Ports and river transport in Île-de-France: sustainable solutions for the Greater Paris Development Plan

At the end of 2017, HAROPA - Ports of Paris published its new presentation brochure in order to (re)discover the role of the Port, as a player in energy transition and green growth. Using infographics, it provides a better understanding of the port development model and the tangible effects of the institution's CSR policy in favour of the neighbouring Ile-de-France regions. To view the brochure, please click here

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