People are aware of the fact that our port is located in the naturally rich UNESCO World Heritage area of ​​the Wadden Sea. The port has therefore consciously opted for a strategy of sustainable growth with an eye for people and nature.


Ecoports certification

Core Values: Port of Den Helder is a professional, self-aware and learning organization with room for input, a personal responsibility, as a reliable partner, from mutual dependence and with an eye for sustainability.

PoDH was EcoPorts certified for the first time in 2015 and strives for continuous improvement of its environmental and environmental policy that is in line with the activities and competences of the port, and that is in line with market developments. For this we have identified the most important environmental aspects and set up relevant indicators to measure our progress. The indicators are also a means to further develop our environmental and environmental policy and to signal success or problem areas. PoDH is committed to a policy that meets international standards and where possible goes beyond strict compliance with international, European, Dutch or local legislation. For example, PoDH is working on corporate social responsibility.

N.V. Port of Den Helder

Commitment to:

  • The maintenance, compliance and development of a PERS certification of the European Sea Ports Organization;
  • The monitoring and waste reduction; promoting waste reduction and recycling;
  • The Avoidance of noise nuisance;
  • Staying informed and comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations
  • Publishing external communication of our environmental policy on our website;
  • Identifying Sustainable projects in the port and developing them where possible;
  • Encouraging companies, foundations and government agencies to develop sustainable projects in the port area;

Sharing information with other Wadden Sea ports to learn together and to improve our joint environmental and environmental policy.

PoDH strives for an environmental management system that is tailored to the socio-economic and ecological context of the port area and to adapt this to current events.