Since 2005, the Freeport of Riga Authority has been observing ISO 14001 requirements in its operations, which is confirmed by the certificate issued by Bureau Veritas Quality International.

The Freeport of Riga Authority operates in line with the approved environmental policy aimed at achieving that the Port of Riga becomes one of the most environmentally friendly ports in the North-Eastern Region of the Baltic Sea. The environmental policy is implemented:

  • by constantly improving the technologies of services provided by the port authority with lower consumption of resources and lower environmental impacts;
  • by ensuring the observance of environmental protection requirements set forth in laws and regulations, as well as other binding documents in all operations performed by the structural units of the port authority;
  • by promoting the introduction of environmentally friendly raw materials and technologies in the Freeport of Riga;
  • by taking measures to reduce environmental pollution;
  • by improving the awareness of the public and the port’s partners about the environmental management policy, goals and tasks, as well as activities carried out in the field of environmental protection.

Within the framework of the environmental management system, the activity of the Freeport of Riga Authority and its interaction with the environment was assessed, and key environmental aspects were identified. The key aspects of the operations carried out by the Freeport of Riga Authority are related to ship-generated waste handling, air pollution caused by companies’ activities, port territory pollution risks and the handling of polluting cargoes.

Understanding the significance of the key aspects, the Freeport of Riga Authority has developed relevant documents and has appointed responsible structural units which ensure the management of the key aspects.