PUERTO VENTANAS in Chile achieved ECOPORTS PERS CERTIFICATION after validation by the independent auditor Lloyd's Register, Netherlands

29 Jul 2016


ECOSLC congratulates Puerto Ventanas for achieving the ECOPORTS Port Environmental Review System (PERS) Certification in July 2016 after positive evaluation of its application by Lloyd's Register Quality assurance (Netherlands). ECOSLC welcomes the port to the distinguished network of ECOPORTS PERS certificate holders. Puerto Ventanas is the first port in Chile that received Ecoports PERS Certification. 

The Ecoports Port Environmental Management System is introduced in Europe by the European Seaports Organisation, ESPO for its member ports and outside Europe by ECOSLC Foundation. ECOSLC is supported by ESPO and the American Association of Port Authorities, AAPA.

Both SDM and PERS are currently listed in a source of Good International Industry Practices (GIIP) in the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Ports, Harbors and Terminals (available at The EHS Guidelines are used by all World Bank Group entities (International Finance Corporation, World Bank, MIGA) and their clients (Governments, private sector, industry and financial intermediaries) but also by 80 Equator Principles Financial Institutions, 34 OECD Export Credit Agencies, and 15 European Development Financial Institutions.