Namibia Economist (Windhoek)

25 March 2013

Namibia: Global Footballers Visit Namport

The Global United Football Club, the First Non profit football club consisting of renowned football legends worldwide is back in Namibia for the 4th time and paid a courtesy visit to the Namibian Ports Authority on Monday, 18 March 2013. The Global United Football Club is committed to sustainable, social climate protection and to fighting the increasingly devastating effects of climate change.

Namport PRO, Liz Sibindi said the Global United Football Club's objective ties in well with Namport's' commitment to the preservation of the environment in which it operates, which is evident in the ports authority's long-standing ISO 14001 certification.

The team listened to an informative presentation on Namport's approach to environmental management and success in the different projects since 2003, amongst others the carbon footprint of Namport, the completion of the Energy Efficiency Study and the successful rehabilitation of the old truck wash site in conjunction with TransNamib.

It is worth mentioning that the Truck-wash site was judged as one of the most polluted sites in Namibia in 2005. A proper new facility was since constructed and completed in 2007 by TransNamib/Namport partnership.

An Environmental Management Standard, such as ISO 14001, addresses various aspects of environmental management through identifying and controlling the environmental impact of Namport's activities. It also assists in Namport's continual environmental improvement performance, and in the implementation of systematic approaches to setting environmental objectives she said.

Namport also contributes to the Coastal Biodiversity or Coastal Environment Week, annually hosted by NACOMA.

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