The Freeport of Riga Authority is certified in compliance with the quality management standard ISO 9001 and the environmental management standard ISO 14001. The quality management and environmental management measures are aimed at increasing the FPRA efficiency and client satisfaction.
Quality management system standard
Since 1999, the Freeport of Riga Authority has been ISO 9001 certified, which means that the FPRA have successfully implemented a quality management system in compliance with all ISO 9001 standard requirements. Compliance with the quality management system standard implies strong client focus, continual improvement of the employees’ competence, regular audits of the management system and the ability to ensure sustainable development by improving governance, decision-making and process management system, as well as the internal work environment.
Environmental management system standard
Since 2005, the Freeport of Riga Authority has complied with the requirements of the environmental management standard ISO 14001, having been awarded a certificate issued by the internationally recognized company Bureau Veritas Quality International. The certification confirms the Freeport of Riga Authority’s dedication to environmental protection and the ongoing compliance of the FPRA operation with the requirements of environmental legislation by making continuous improvements in the environmental management sphere.
The operation of the Freeport of Riga Authority, its interaction with the environment has been evaluated within the framework of the environmental management system, identifying significant environmental aspects related to:
- ship-generated waste management;
- air pollution caused by the activities of companies;
- the risk of the port area pollution;
- movement of hazardous and polluting cargo.
Being aware of the importance of the key quality and environmental management issues, the Freeport of Riga Authority has elaborated relevant documents and determined the responsible structures which provide for the key environmental aspect governance.
Energy management standard
Since 2020, the management system of the Freeport of Riga Authority has been recognized as compliant with the requirements of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001. An energy management system is a tool that makes it possible to use energy more rationally and efficiently. The purpose of the tool development is to reduce energy costs and increase the competitiveness of the institution/authority. In order for the system to meet the established standard criteria, the enterprise shall regularly improve it.
The FPRA energy efficiency promotion measures include:
- improvement of equipment and technological process;
- renovation and reconstruction of buildings;
- energy consumption accounting and analysis;
- evaluating long-term solutions to improve energy performance;
- conducting research, as well as analyzing benefits and investments;