Certified Clean Harbours
Certified "Actifs en biodiversité"
Frequently Asked Questions
How to perform an environmental diagnostic study?
The diagnostic study is carried out by a research office independent of the port. A consultation should be launched with a precise specification. It is available in appendices to the Clean Harbours guide.
Label or Certification?
It is not uncommon to hear the phrase « Clean Harbours LABEL » in the press or in exchanges. There is no such thing as a Clean Harbours LABEL. The exact name is CLEAN HARBOURS GUIDELINES CERTIFICATION.
Clean Harbours Guidelines certification guarantees that all the steps in the Clean Harbours Guidelines process are respected and carried out smoothly.
The Clean Harbours guidelines process in 5 steps is the solution to ensure that these areas are properly managed by using the necessary methods and tools.
AFNOR certifiers are in charge of certification assessments according to the referential and of granting certification in a neutral and independent manner. Certification is granted for a period of three years with yearly monitoring assessments.
Are subsides possible?
In Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur partnering organisations allocate subsidies to ports that are part of the Clean Harbours approach. Subsidies are granted for carrying out the diagnostic study and equipment targeted in the action plan to control the waste and effluents from port activity.
Help can also be obtained for the Certification of “Ports Propres actifs en biodiversité”.