ABP achieves energy management standard

Mon, 04 January 2016

The UK's Associated British Ports (ABP) has achieved the international standard for energy management, ISO 5000:2011.

Over the past year, ABP has changed its energy management approach to enable it to deliver improvements in energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

“This clearly demonstrates our commitment to being a sustainable organisations. We’re constantly looking to improve the energy efficiency of all our operations through a range of initiatives and we are far from finished,” said Michelle Tilley, ABP director of quality and compliance.

She continued: “We are ambitious to deliver further improvements in our energy use.”

With the help of DCS Energy, ABP has undertaken energy training for all its employees and completed energy audits across the business.

ABP also moved into renewable energy generating schemes at locations across the UK during 2015.

To date, 70% of the electricity ABP consumes is provided by renewable source, including a new £5m solar array in Barry, South Wales, and a geothermal supply in Southampton.

ABP will continue to look to take steps to improving its energy performance, including electrifying the company’s entire vehicle fleet and rolling out LED lighting schemes.

Ms Tilley concluded: “Improving our energy performance is not just vital for our business but is important for our customers too. This allows us to help them reduce their costs and meet their own commitments to minimising the impact of their operations on the environment.”

Source: Alice Mason

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