Bolloré Ports’ Conakry Terminal has been granted the Green Terminal label as a result of its efforts to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment through eco-responsible measures.
The label was granted following an audit conducted by Bureau Veritas on November 12, 2021, that was based on the eight pillars of the labelling process.
These pillars include building infrastructures that comply with international standards, acquiring environmentally friendly handling equipment, waste management and training employees in best practices related to environmental issues.
Emmanuel Masson, managing director of Conakry Terminal, said: “Being granted this label constitutes recognition of the efforts of all the employees of Conakry Terminal.
“It has given us the opportunity to organise several training courses on best practices related to environmental issues for our employees, which complement and reinforce our actions as for recycling, dematerialisation of documents or electrification of handling equipment.”
Masson added that the terminal will continue its efforts to further reduce the environmental impact of its activities.
Conakry Terminal is participating in the fluidity of the supply chain for Guinea and the countries of the sub-region through its commitment to a programme to modernise its infrastructures.
The company has introduced a number of innovative solutions, such as the digitalisation of transport documents and electronic payment, which help to reduce travel and therefore greenhouse gas emissions.
Each year, the company also undertakes solidarity initiatives in key sectors such as health and education.
Bolloré Ports launched the Green Terminal environmental labelling process in June, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities by using a precise methodology that covers all environmental issues.
This approach has been validated by Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s leading companies in testing, inspection and certification and is a first for the ports sector.