We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for our customers, our people and our society.
Our World, Our Future is our global programme to bring sustainability into every aspect of our work.
"At DP World London Gateway we work in a dynamic and innovative environment where we are very conscious of making informed decisions. Our World, Our Future sustainability programme is embedded into our business processes, demonstrating clear leadership in responsible business.
"Our aim is to make a positive impact in society for current and future generations which we manage and monitor based on four key commitments."
We are investing in the long term in our business around the world, driving best practice, investing in innovation and measuring our progress, always seeking to do more. We focus on four commitments to:
Minimise impacts on our environment
by better managing natural resources and emissions
Invest in our people
by embracing diversity, encouraging personal development
and providing them with the tools to drive change
Ensure the safety of our people
and strive for zero harm at work
Build a vibrant, secure and resilient society
through strategic investment in the issues that affect our people and our industry
We look for ways to innovate and improve across all of our commitments. We are dedicated to sharing what we do with our customers, suppliers and partners to encourage sustainable practice.
Sustainability Advisory Committee:
We are embedding sustainability into our business model, into our culture, into our governance and into every aspect of our operations. Leadership comes right from the very top.
-Alan Shaoul, UK Chief Financial Officer (Chairman)
-Nick Loader, UK Chief Operating Officer
-Julian, Head of Legal, Compliance and Sustainability
-Matt Thornber, Head of Operations
-Emma Cowper, Sustainability Manager
-Andrew Bowen, Port Operations Director - London Gateway
-Steve McCrindle, Port Operations Director, Southampon
-Claire Anwyl, Communications Manager at Southampton
-Victoria Tobin, UK Head of Human Capital
-Matt Abbott, Communications Manager - London Gateway
The committee meets on a quarterly basis. It's purpose is to assist the DP World London Gateway Port Limited and Park Development Company's Board of Directors in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities in relation to:
-The company's sustainability strategy, policies and programmes
DP World London Gateway - Stanford Wharf Nature Reserve and Site X:
During the development of DP World London Gateway, some areas of intermidal mudflat had to be removed in order to create the port's berths. These areas were feeding grounds for a number of important bird species. DP World London Gateway had a solution to be able to offer the wildlife an equally suitable alternative. Find out how we did this by clicking here.
DP World Institute:
Creating learning opportunities for busy employees spread across six continents, and speaking multiple languages, is quite a challenge. The DP World Institute, based out of DP World's head office in Dubai, was established to coordinate worldwide learning, using the best available methods, tools, expertise and resources. We work with leading international business schools, universities, professional bodies, consultants and in-house experts to design and deliver relevant, focused courses for individuals and organisations. To find out more about the DP World Institute click here.
DP World London Gateway partnered with a number of other international port operators to launch the Go Green campaign. 38 DP World terminals across 29 countries organised activites which suited the local communities in which they operate. Each activity focussed on one of three themes: reuse and recycle, climate change and communities. To find out more click here.
United for Wildlife - Committed to change:
Illegal trade is one of the largest threats to the survival of some of the world's most iconic species. In particular, elephant ivory, rhino horn and big cats are traded across the world in large quantities. As a major port operator, we know there's a danger that criminals will attempt to ship illegal wildlife products via our terminals. To find out how we prevent this click here.
Historical mural arranged with the local community:
In the spring of 2016 DP World London Gateway funded and completed a refurbishment scheme of two local subways under the A1014 at Abbotts Hall Chase and Hardie Park – which provide safe passage across a busy main road, dissecting the towns of Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope. To find out more and see the finished subways click here.
Piracy has a huge economic and social cost, which directly affects the shipping industry. Somali-based piracy cost the global economy an estimated US$2.3 billion in 2014, with incidents in the Gulf of Guinea costing another $983 million. More than 5,000 seafarers were attacked by pirates worldwide, with many detained and held hostage. Since 2011 the UAE Counter-Piracy conference with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs was hosted. To find out more click here.
CDP-Reporting our carbon emissions:
As a responsible business, we’re committed to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and improving our environmental performance. To do this right, we need to measure and monitor our progress, and report on this transparently. Since 2010, DP World has participated in CDP – the most respected initiative of its kind, which holds the most comprehensive set of global corporate environmental data. To find out more and see our results click here.
Apprenticeship programme accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:
DP World London Gateway’s engineering apprenticeship scheme has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). To find out more click here.
Cheques totalling to almost £40,000 presented to two charities:
Two cheques, totalling almost £40,000, have been presented to Little Havens Hospice and Meningitis Now by members of the DP World London Gateway team.The fantastic amount of money was raised at the DP World London Gateway Charity Quiz, held at Orsett Hall, in October last year. To find out more click here.
Each year, our employees take part in an extensive volunteering programme which sees every member of the team give up one working day per year to assist with activities aimed at improving and benefitting the local community. These range from working with Little Havens Hospice, in Thundersley, to helping out at mock interview days at local schools. In 2016, participating in our volunteer days helped benefit 1872 people.
We improved this in 2017, by benefiting 2017 people and we are hoping to raise this by even more in 2018.
*Please note: the Community Investment fund is now closed for 2019*
DP World London Gateway is committed to its employees and the local community and endeavours to make a positive and measurable difference, specifically in terms of sustainability. The business is establishing and focusing on operations while also setting ambitious sustainability objectives.
The business is keen to support local initiatives and activites where it can and has therefore developed a set of criteria to evaluate each opportunity against the company's most important sustainability objectives.
If your request relates to strategy of 'Raising the aspirations of local youth through education specifically in engineering, IT and Logistics' continue to the application form here.
Please note DP World London Gateway is unable to support:
-Opportunities occurring in less than four months time
-Politically sensitive or controversial matters
-Activities with a perceived high level of risk
-Content featuring a maritime crisis (e.g. an incident or hijacking)
-Content featuring traumatic violence
-Content that impacts negatively on our brand values
-Individual sponsorship or charity match funding
-Charitable donations/ Philanthropic causes
and other areas which we do not feel support our goals.
We will consider each opportunity on its merits.
Download DP World London Gateway, Tracking Project Progress
We measure our progress and report our performance to Head Office who publish our group performance. We also look for ways to innovate and improve across all our commitments. Please refer to our DP World Group Annual Report 2015 here, or download our sustainability strategy summary.
DP World London Gateway has a structured Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for the management of the environmental impacts relating to the construction and operation of the DP World London Gateway Port & Logistics Park development. Download our environmental policy below.
Download DP World London Gateway Environmental Policy (PDF)