Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification. This represents the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) that help businesses such as ACT control and improve practices that are potentially harmful to the environment. ACT is the only company operating in Jordan to have received the 2015 version of ISO 14001, as well as the only port to administer an ISO-certified EMS.
Other than establishing a series of quality standards, ACT notes that achieving this standard offers several other benefits. These include a reduction of costs through the more efficient use of materials, management of legal compliance by prioritising environmental risks, improved reputation and a degree of competitive advantage.
ACT chief executive, Jeppe Jensen, said, “This certification is much more than just legal compliance; for us, it is a driver by which ACT can enact even more positive environmental change.”