The port acts for the environment

Control environmental impacts and risks: knowledge of soil conditions, pollution prevention, protection of water resources and dredging management are priorities for HAROPA - Ports de Paris.
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Our tools to promote environmental quality

HAROPA - Ports de Paris obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2013 for its environmental policy implemented since 2010. This is a first for port sites in the Ile-de-France region.
The certificate was renewed for 3 years following an audit conducted in September 2016.
This certification reflects international recognition of the implementation of an effective organization aimed at continuously improving the environmental performance of the Ports de Paris in the process of creating and operating its ports.
In 2016, HAROPA - Ports de Paris launched the River Fleet Environmental Trophy to reward the most environmentally efficient freight and passenger vessels.
This trophy, offered in partnership with the River Shipowners' Committee, the National Chamber of the Inland Water Shipping Industry and Waterways of France, offers four categories of boats the opportunity to be awarded:
- Freight boat (single boat)
- Freight boats (belonging to a fleet)
 - Boat trip
- Boat with catering and/or accommodation
This river trophy is based on the ESI (Environmental Ship Index) approach, deployed in HAROPA ports since 2012, which encourages shipowners to reduce air pollutant emissions from their vessels.
HAROPA - Ports de Paris, the City of Paris, players in the construction and public works sectors (UNICEM, Point P, Raboni) and recoverable products (FNADE and FEDEREC), are changing their practices to preserve a quality environment and allow sustainable development of their activities along the waterways.
On 5 December 2017, in the port of Issy-les-Moulineaux, they signed the new Charter for the Improvement of Ports (CIP), a progress approach for better integration of ports in the city.

Monitor the state of soil and groundwater

The Port regularly monitors the quality of the soil and groundwater: diagnostics are systematically carried out when new tenants arrive or when land is acquired.
The Port is setting up a programme to improve wastewater and stormwater management, including innovative water collection and treatment systems, such as the vacuum wastewater treatment network in Bonneuil-sur-Marne. Each year, approximately €1 million is spent on this equipment.

Management of exemplary dredging

The dredging management plan implemented by Ports de Paris is based on best practices and environmentally friendly technologies both in dredging operations (monitoring of the aquatic environment) and in the management of dredged sediments (characterization before dredging, adapted channels, maximum recovery, etc).
Preserving natural environments and biodiversity
As a signatory to the Regional Charter on Biodiversity and Environments, Ports de Paris integrates the maintenance of biodiversity in each of its development projects. A bio-corridor for the passage of deer and wetlands have been created as part of the Bruyères-sur-Oise port project (95). On existing ports, the ecological development of the banks has enabled species to reclaim areas that were once industrialized. Fish spawning grounds have also been created, such as at the Iéna esplanade or Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil. Finally, the differentiated management of green spaces, which enshrines "zero-phyto" and the implementation of regular fauna and flora monitoring are all ways for improving biodiversity.

Improving living conditions and air quality

As an active member of AIRPARIF, Ports de Paris benefits from the association's technical and scientific expertise and entrusts it with specific work on its ports: example in Bonneuil-sur-Marne.
 In order to reconcile port activities with the living environment of the people resident near its ports, HAROPA-Ports de Paris joined Bruitparif at the association's General Assembly: measurements, noise assessment, support and solutions research are on the agenda of this partnership agreement.

Towards 100 % clean energy

The ambition of the Ports de Paris is to play a leading role in the energy transition and production of renewable energy. Its energy policy is under development: energy performance of buildings, pilot experiments for renewable energy production, optimization of gas and electricity purchases, reduction of consumption.
 Since January 2016, Ports de Paris has been using 100% renewable electricity for its own needs.
The implementation of LEDs for port lighting, the improvement of the energy performance of buildings or development of a Corporate Travel Plan are all actions that contribute to reducing our carbon footprint.