Certified Clean Harbours
Certified "Actifs en biodiversité"
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
What are the costs of these certifications ?
The cost of the Clean Harbours certification has been negotiated so that all ports can apply.
- Port of less than 800 berths: the cost most often observed is around 4 000€ ex VAT over 3 years.
- Port bigger or equal to 800 berths: the cost most often observed is around 5,000€ ex VAT over 3 years.
The cost of the “Clean Harbours active in biodiversity” certification most often observed is approximately 1,500€ ex VAT over 3 years.
Send an enquiry to AFNOR to get a personalized quote, which will vary depending on the number of days of audit and the number of sites to be certified. The quotes do not take into account the cost of the Clean Harbours diagnostic study, the investments resulting from it (e.g. upgrading to infrastructure standards) and the equipment to be provided in favour of biodiversity.
Can you lose your certification?
The certification is issued for a period of three years with maintenance audit every year. The renewal of the certification may be refused if the port no longer meets the requirements of the Clean Harbours standards.