Transport Distribution

Materials Handing & Warehousing

DP World London Warehouse Wins Sustainability Recognition

8th November 2018

A bespoke temperature controlled warehouse located at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park has become the latest development at the site to receive Planet Mark™ accreditation.

Consideration given to the construction of Halo Handling, the base for SH Pratt Group’s new value-adding venture for temperature controlled produce, ensured a 16% reduction in carbon emissions during the build. As a result, the facility received the Planet Mark™ accreditation, an internationally recognised and trusted sustainability certification acknowledging commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability.

Recognition for the building comes as Emma Cowper, Sustainability Manager at DP World London Gateway was awarded Sustainability Influencer of the Year at the inaugural Planet Mark Awards. The accolade goes to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution towards raising awareness of sustainability.

Meanwhile a Planet Mark™ report earlier this year also found that DP World London Gateway Port reduced its carbon emissions by 10.5% per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit container) from 2016 to 2017.

Steve Malkin, CEO, of Planet Mark™ (centre) with DP World London Gateway’s interim environment manager Thomas Coulter and Emma Cowper, Sustainability Manager, DP World London Gateway.