• The latest report of the Council for Transparency and Good Governance (CTBG) states that the Port Authority of València (PAV) has complied with 100% of its obligations in active publicity 
  • The independent Spanish public body that guarantees the right of access to public information has evaluated 81 entities, giving the highest rating to Valenciaport 
  • Among the latest actions in terms of good governance and control, the PAV has set up a Transparency Portal on its website and an Ethical Channel has been created 
  • Valenciaport also tops the MESTA Index and the transparency ranking prepared by the DYNTRA platform on the Spanish port system

València, 3 August 2023.- The Port Authority of València (PAV) is the most transparent institution in the state public sector. This is confirmed by the latest report on ‘compliance with active publicity obligations’ by the Council for Transparency and Good Governance (CTBG). It states that Valenciaport has achieved 100% compliance in all the parameters audited, thus guaranteeing the right of access to public information.

One of the PAV’s main priorities is to facilitate access to public information and good governance, which are fundamental elements for citizens to know how public institutions work. In recent years, Valenciaport has reinforced these mechanisms to place itself at the forefront of these tools demanded by society to advance in an open, transparent public system that contributes to economic and social development, and thanks to this it has become the most transparent institution in the state public sector.

This work has borne fruit, as the conclusions of the CTBG’s evaluation report on Valenciaport highlight that “this Council has a very positive assessment of the level of compliance achieved by the Port Authority of València. This level of compliance reflects the effort made by the PAV to improve its Transparency Portal”.

In the ranking, Valenciaport and the “Sociedad Mercantil Estatal de Acción Cultural” are the two most transparent institutions in the public sector, according to the CTBG of the 81 entities analysed in its latest report. Both obtain 100% of the rating, while the average is 43.3%.

Analysis of ‘transparency’ in public activity

The Council for Transparency and Good Governance (CTBG) is the Spanish government body whose purpose is to promote transparency in public activity, ensure compliance with disclosure obligations, safeguard the exercise of the right of access to public information and guarantee the observance of good governance provisions.

This report drawn up by the CTBG confirms the work that the PAV has been carrying out for years in the implementation of measures in the area of Corporate Governance and improvement of Internal Control. The Corporate Social Responsibility and Integrity policy includes principles such as transparency, commitment to corporate integrity, fraud prevention and accountability, among others.

Valenciaport, a benchmark in transparency

The PAV’s commitment to transparency and good governance is also reflected in the DYNTRA ranking of the Spanish port system. Valenciaport, together with the Port Authority of Castellón, are according to this report the most transparent institutions in the Spanish port system.

DYNTRA is the first collaborative platform in the world that measures transparency in the publication of data on the websites of the different public organisations.

Transparency portal of the PAV

Among the latest actions, the PAV has set up the Transparency Portal on its website, which systematically and in an orderly fashion groups together all the aspects provided for in current legislation that the Public Administration must actively publicise, in full compliance with the regulations applicable to this matter (MESTA index). In fact, Valenciaport achieves all the objectives of the 29 indicators analysed by the methodology for evaluating and monitoring the transparency of public activity.

In addition, the Ethics Channel has been created, a tool accessible to people, authorities, customers, employees and other stakeholders. This channel enhances the organisation’s values and culture; ensures compliance with organisational procedures and policies, as well as legal and social obligations; allows for quick and efficient management of complaints; and helps prevent the loss of assets.