AB Ports

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is AB Ports doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 37

AB Ports has a DitchCarbon Score of 37 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a need for improvement in reducing emissions. To enhance its sustainability efforts, AB Ports should focus on strategies to decrease its carbon intensity and increase its DitchCarbon Score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

AB Ports is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

AB Ports operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 4.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in London, AB Ports GB operates within the industrial manufacturing sector as the UK’s leading ports group. The company owns and manages 21 ports across the UK, offering a diverse range of services including container handling, passenger cruises, general cargo, and renewable energy support. AB Ports GB also operates the Hams Hall Railfreight Terminal, contributing significantly to the country’s seaborne trade and inland rail freight movement.

Good news, AB Ports has embraced SBTi commitments

AB Ports has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the global effort to limit temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, ensuring the company’s operations contribute to broader climate change mitigation efforts.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

AB Ports should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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