ABP becomes port sector’s first IEMA-approved training provider


Associated British Ports (ABP) has become the first ports group in the world to be approved by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) to act as a training provider for IEMA courses.

From January 2023, ABP employees have started to partake in the IEMA-accredited course: Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce.

The IEMA is the global professional body for individuals and organisations working, studying, or interested in the environment and sustainability.

The training, delivered by ABP Academy, the company’s in-house training provider, focuses on providing fundamental awareness of environment and sustainability issues.

Kerry Thompson, ABP Group Head of Academy, stated: “This concentrated one-day course provides a practical introduction to environmental sustainability, equipping our workforce with the knowledge, understanding and motivation to make a positive difference within their role at ABP.”

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“It’s crucial that we equip our workforces with the skills and training needed to embed environmental and sustainable practice across all job roles, in order to meet our net zero goals,” CEO of IEMA, Sarah Mukherjee, said.

This announcement comes months after ABP signed a contract for a five-year framework agreement to digitalise port operations with Wärtsilä Voyage, part of the technology group Wärtsilä.

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