Los Angeles is the only West Coast seaport to achieve
ISO 14001 certification

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – November 13, 2013 – The Port of Los Angeles’ Construction and Maintenance Division has received ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 recertification, an internationally recognized protocol designed to help organizations minimize their negative impacts on the environment.

“ISO 14001 recertification is a testament to the Port’s ongoing environmental stewardship and leadership,” said James Morgan, Director of the Port’s Construction and Maintenance Division. “Our highly integrated Environmental Management System means that care and attention to the environment continues to be woven into all aspects of the Port’s daily operations and employee activities.”

ISO 14001 involves the training of personnel in environmental processes and procedures, monitoring and auditing of the Port’s environmental performance, and annual reporting of data. The Port of Los Angeles is the only port on the West Coast that is ISO 14001-certified and one of only a handful worldwide to achieve such status.

This certificate marks the third time the Port has earned this independent certification, having first secured certification in 2007 and then again in 2010. Recertification is required every three years.

Since its initial certification, the Port has been able to show continuous and measurable improvements in recycling, minimization of its hazardous waste streams, increased pollution prevention activities and greater environmental awareness and compliance. A copy of the Port Environmental Management System policy can be found here.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.