18 August 16

Carbon award for Dover

1The UK’s Dover Harbour Board has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard award for the fourth time after accomplishing an impressive 17.2% reduction in the Port of Dover carbon footprint.

The port also achieved a commendation for carbon management performance.

Emma Ward, general manager safety and security, Port of Dover, said: “This is an incredible achievement and I am extremely proud of all those involved. The Port of Dover environmental team has successfully led the challenging work to continually find and implement new and innovative ways to reduce the port’s carbon footprint.”

She added that as a responsible port, Dover will continue to examine its environmental actions in all areas of the business.

“I am confident the Port of Dover will continue to lead the way in this sector, realising another milestone in our aim to be the best port in the world for our customers and our community,” she said.

The Carbon Trust Standard is a mark of excellence that is awarded in recognition of measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions.

Successful certification requires organisations to demonstrate good all-round carbon management performance in day to day operations.

Dover’s performance was particularly high in several categories including responsibility, operating procedures, investments and supply chain engagement, where it achieved scores of 100%.

The Carbon Trust Standard is a two-year certification and the Port of Dover will need to resubmit details of its carbon reduction endeavours in 2018 to retain the award.

Source: Green Port

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