May 15

Hutchison Ports BEST leads the way in environmental sustainability with official carbon footprint certification

In a continued commitment to sustainability and transparency, Hutchison Ports BEST announces the award of a certification from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge for the registration of its carbon footprint for 2021 and 2022 and the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This achievement reflects the terminal’s constant effort and dedication to reducing its environmental impact and moving towards a greener future. In this occasion, BEST celebrates a significant environmental milestone recognised by the Spanish Ministry, a 57% reduction in its carbon footprint in 2022 compared to 2021.

Guillermo Belcastro, CEO of Hutchison Ports BEST states that “it is a great satisfaction that through an external certificate we can confirm the reduced impact achieved through significant investments and actions, which consolidate BEST as a preferred partner of sustainable supply chains”.

Hutchison Ports Barcelona terminal has demonstrated leadership in implementing sustainable practices, including efficiency in operations and energy consumption, the transition to electric container handling equipment and the adoption of renewable energy. These measures together with process optimisation and an efficient environmental management system complement these initiatives, eliminating indirect Scope 2 emissions and significantly reducing direct Scope 1 emissions.

These efforts have been recognised by the Environmental Ministry, awarding Hutchison Ports BEST the certificate for the registration and annual reduction of its carbon footprint in 2022 in terminal operations. This recognition not only validates the measures taken by the terminal, but also serves as an inspiration for other companies in the industry, demonstrating that sustainability and operational efficiency can go hand in hand.

Guillermo Belcastro states that “our determination with sustainability translates into the fact that each container that passes through BEST saves more than 65% of emissions into the atmosphere than if it passes through a conventional terminal”.

Hutchison Ports BEST has a decarbonisation plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 80% by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2040. In this way, BEST helps supply chains to become more sustainable.

It is important to remind that Hutchison Ports’ Group net zero targets were approved by SBTi to achieve net zero Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions by 2050.