Associated British Ports won environment related award
Associated British Ports (ABP) reports that at the 2020 Heavy Lift Awards it has won the prestigious "Environment" category, acknowledging its sustainability investments in the day-to-day running of operations and the organization's long-term plan.
In its submission, ABP demonstrated its approach towards minimizing the environmental effects of operations. It also highlighted efforts and investments in recent years that have contributed to major improvements in the environmental performance of ABP and progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ABP was also willing, for several years, to show its support for sustainable supply chains.
ABP has celebrated many milestones as part of its renewable energy journey so far, including the fact that 17 out of ABP 's 21 ports have renewable energy generation, supplying the business and its customers with clean electricity.
“We are grateful to have been chosen out of a very impressive shortlist of great businesses all making strides to improve the sustainability of heavy lift logistics, which is such a critical area for sustainable growth globally. This wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated network of environmental teams across the company, who continue to work hard to improve our environmental performance" Alan Tinline, ABP Head of Environment stated.
ABP generated 22 GWh of green electricity in 2019, which is 17% more than the previous year. Of the energy ABP used in 2019, 18.8 percent was from on-site renewables. 2.4GWh of renewable electricity produced from ABP was used by its customers and 7.2GWh was exported to the UK grid. ABP has reduced its absolute GHG emissions by 27 percent since 2014.
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