‘Planet’ plays a major role in the policy of Antwerp-based private enterprises and the Port Authority. For years, the port community has shown that economic and ecological interests can be combined without problem. It aims to continue being a frontrunner in terms of corporate social responsibility.

The Port Authority and private enterprises go to great lengths to improve the quality of water, air and soil. The port rewards clean vessels, waste flows are controlled as much as possible and companies work hard at further reducing the emission of toxic substances. The fact that these efforts have borne fruit is obvious from the fact that the emission of toxic substances per tonne of production has dropped by no less than forty percent these last ten years. Companies are also more focused on generating green energy and use combined heat and power generation.