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ABP makes the green grade

[ February 18, 2021   //   ]

Associated British Ports (ABP) has gained ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management covering all its ports and terminals.   

The ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). As part of the process, ABP’s existing systems were assessed against the certification’s formulation and maintenance requirements.

To date 17 of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation projects, providing clean power for itself and its customers. Over the past six years, ABP has reduced its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 35%.

Last year the Port of Hull unveiled the UK’s largest rooftop solar array and in January ABP was crowned the company showing the biggest commitment to solar power in the UK in a Project Solar UK leader board, putting it ahead of Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Amazon. The array produces 6.5MW saving ABP 2,600 tonnes of CO2e per annum, which equates to the energy needs of 1,450 average UK homes.

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