Ports cut ‘footprint’

Hutchison Ports UK Ltd (HPUK) is celebrating after receiving an accolade for reducing its carbon footprint.

The company, which includes the Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port, has been certified by the Carbon Trust Standard for cutting emissions by 8.2% between 2007 and 2009.

David Gledhill, chief executive of HPUK, said the accreditation was “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,” he added.

The accreditation involved scrutiny of HPUK’s carbon management, reporting and monitoring, together with training and investment in CO2 reduction.