A large attended general assembly was held in Lisbon. Participants discussed a whole day about the future of our association resulting in a sharper mission statement, vision, ethics code, and best practices.
“We are working to achieve a dynamic organisation that dares to question itself and has the flexibility to respond to the changing demands and requirements in our environment. Each respectable association should re-evaluate its mission and values every decade to check whether it still meets stakeholders’expectations’, indicated Chairman Nuno Matos. “Members should be prepared to commit to best practices and, as an association, it is in our interest to ensure the necessary tools to support our members.”
Principles of responsible care should guide our businesses and be applied transparently in order to continuously improve performance and minimize the potential overall impact of our operational activity.
In a constructive atmosphere members approved the new ideas of the executive committee. Their enthusiasm contributed to a successful meeting and initiatives to be taken soon will result in a higher visibility, a more active website and a more dynamic and proactive approach.
Participants visited the installations of both Portuguese members, Eco Oil Pt (Setubal) and Ecoslops (Sines). Both companies use proven technology, supported by severe reprocessing from the Best Available Techniques (BAT), to produce fuel “products” from oily residues. Eco Oil Pt “manufactures” a fuel oil nr 4 with low sulphur contents, which is commercialised to land-based industries. And Ecoslops “generates” marine fuels to be commercialised as diesel oil and fuel oil for the shipping industry.
Site visits to Portuguese members
In combination with Euroshore’s general assembly in Lisbon, two site visits to our two Portuguese members has been organised. Both members (Eco Oil and Ecoslops) obtained an environmental permit to produce a “product” out of oily residues, Eco Oil Pt “manufactures” a fuel oil nr 4 with low sulphur contents, which is commercialised to land-based industries. And Ecoslops “generates” marine fuels MDO and HFO as well as a light bitumen to be commercialised as diesel oil and fuel oil for the shipping industry.