All port activities generating commercial and economic growth are regulated by the PAV’s Environmental and Energy Policy , which lays down the general environmental principles and continuous improvement objectives ensuring that port activities are respectful with the environment.

The PAV undertakes activities to ensure:

Water quality
Prevention and control of spills
Air quality monitoring
Noise quality control network
Waste management

Ongoing training of staff is also undertaken through the ECOPORT II project, in which PAV conducts an awareness campaign addressed to the Port Community aimed at achieving maximum synergy in the application of its Environmental Policy.

The PAV also collaborates with other ports and European bodies to standardise criteria and define environmental protection measures for all ports. In this context, the PAV actively participates in multiple international projects:​

Projects Finished
Projects under way

The PAV has a number of publications on environmental subjects, which can be consulted here.