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ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system (A_01)

Huelva Port Authority has an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place and which holds  the following certificates:

ISO 14001:2004


The scope of the EMS is as follows:

  • General Services, as they are defined in the regulatory framework of the state port system and management of the port public domain.

The financial effort made for its maintenance has been:

  • Investments linked to implementing or maintaining the SGA: 0€
  • (Investments in SGA/Total tangible and intangible investments)* 100: 0%
  • Costs linked to implementing or maintaining the SGA: 11,804.17€
  • (Spending on SGA/Other operating costs)  * 100: 0.065%


Total economic resources allocated to environmental characterisation and monitoring (A_02)

Environmental characterisation or measuring work in 2019 was:

  • Water or sediment quality
  • Protected spaces or species
  • Soil quality
  • Noise
  • Other habitats or species

The economic resources allocated to the characterisation and monitoring of the port environment:

  • Investment in environmental characterisation: 46,493.88€
  • (Investments in characterisation/Total tangible and intangible investments)  * 100: 0.23%
  • Spending on environmental characterisation 3: 683,467.98€
  • (Spending on characterisation/Other operating costs)  * 100: 3.79%

Review of the sediment quality

3 These were the costs of the environmental watch during the dredging operations


Expenditure on cleaning common-usage areas on land and at sea (A_03)

The attributions of the Huelva Port Authority in relation to the cleaning of areas on land and water surfaces include the cleaning of service docks and roads, and the banks of the Odiel estuary after storms have deposited materials carried along by the river.

It is also jointly responsible along with the Department of the Environment for cleaning around the Juan Carlos I Breakwater, next to the Marismas del Odiel nature area.

Cleaning work is carried out by an authorised waste management company, and expenditure in 2019 was as follows:

  • Expenditure on cleaning on land: 997,359,54 €
  • Service areas on land: 17,161,871 m2
  • Expenditure on cleaning on land/On-land service surface area: 0.06 €/m2
  • Expenditure on cleaning water surfaces: 960 €
  • Zone I surface area: 20,921,100 m2
  • Cost of cleaning water surface / Zone I surface area: 0.000046 €/m2


Environmental training (A_04)

Huelva Port Authority's environmental management and training effort in 2019 is broken down below:

  • Number of people involved in environmental monitoring and management: 5
  • Number of workers accredited as having received environmental training according to their port environment management or monitoring skill-sets: 62
  • Percentage of workers with environmental training with respect to the annual average workforce in 2019: 28.18%
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