We focus on responsible environmental management, with a goal of zero harm. We seek to constantly improve our understanding of our environmental impact and the risks and opportunities related to our operations. We actively look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and prioritise impact reduction initiatives by directing our resources to those areas where we believe we can realise the greatest environmental benefits. We manage our environmental impact by setting targets at a global level, which are then cascaded to the regions and finally to our terminals.
The Board receives a safety and environment report at each Board meeting to monitor the Group’s performance against key performance metrics.
Our commitment to improving our environmental performance is reflected in the significant increase in our Carbon Disclosure Project score. This rose from 70C in 2013 to 81B in 2014, placing DP World above average for the transportation industry.
We also became strategic partners of the Carbon Ambassador Programme, a scheme to encourage Emirati university students to create a culture of sustainable development, improve their interest and knowledge of Corporate Responsibility and prepare them to be future leaders.
Our focus on emissions further reduced our intensity10 by 3% in 2014. This calculation captures our direct11 and indirect emissions.12
We continued to cut our energy use, which we measure as mega joules of energy used per total terminal move (MJ Energy/TTM). This metric fell by 3% in 2014, following reductions in each of the previous four years.
Our environment objectives for 2015 include:
10 KgCO2e/Mod TEU (kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per twenty-foot equivalent unit) is the sum total of both scope 1 and 2 emissions normalised against Modified TEU for business to business comparative measurement. An example of this calculation is displayed below.
11 Examples include emissions from fuel burned onsite, such as diesel, gas, petrol, LPG and oil.
12 Examples include emissions associated with the generation of electricity (grid) purchased for own consumption.