16th September 2010
Hutchison Ports UK Ltd (HPUK) is celebrating having been awarded an accolade for reducing its carbon footprint when the company was officially certified by the Carbon Trust Standard for reducing its carbon emissions by 8.2% between 2007 and 2009.
In order to qualify for the award, HPUK was required to demonstrate examples of the robust carbon management system in place at its three UK ports: London Thamesport, Harwich International Port and the Port of Felixstowe. Also under scrutiny were the documenting and reporting systems, monitoring system, training, investments and CO2 reduction targets set by the organisation.
David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer of HPUK commented:
“Gaining certification with the Carbon Trust Standard is proof that HPUK has taken genuine action to reduce our direct impact on climate change by cutting carbon emissions. It is a fitting recognition for the achievements made through company investment and general behavioural change across our ports.
“All the small actions employees have taken have contributed to getting the reduction needed, as well as significant investment in environmentally sound cranes and equipment, so we are justly proud of what we have achieved.”
The Carbon Trust introduced the Standard in June 2008. It is awarded to companies that demonstrate good carbon reporting, management and reductions year-on-year.
For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 602063, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk
Hutchison Ports (UK) (HPUK) is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 51 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies. HPUK operates the Port of Felixstowe, London Thamesport and Harwich International Port.