Other Businesses

ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 960 hectares of port-based development land.


Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.


ABP DevCo creates value from non-port-related development of underutilised land by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

  • Our commitment to our environmental obligations is central to our activities; therefore, our Environmental Policy (attached) seeks to ensure we manage our obligations to the environment in a morally responsible manner, whilst continuing to develop our business to meet the needs of our customers.
  • ABP’s key environmental policy commitments are listed below:
  • Comply with all environmental legislation and other compliance obligations that relate to our business.
  • Protect the environment, including preventing pollution and contamination and minimising disturbance by ensuring that each business unit has the best tools in place to operate effectively
  • Respond to environmental incidents or emergencies in order to reduce our impact upon the environment.
  • Provide appropriate and relevant training and environmental information to all colleagues working for or on behalf of ABP.
  • Strengthen our business resilience and prepare for the consequences of climate change.
  • Target continual environmental improvement and set measurable environmental targets and objectives.
  • Pursue the efficient and responsible use of natural resources ensuring that energy, water efficiency, waste and carbon reductions are integrated into business decision making.
  • Manage and aim to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations, through a process of risk assessment, audit, review, training and guidance.
  • Communicate and engage on environmental matters with employees, stakeholders and port users.
  • Manage all of the above via a compliance management system, which is integrated with other business processes.

Download ABP Environmental and Energy Policy

To find out more information on our approach to the Sustainability and the Environment, please click here

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Associated British Ports (ABP) welcomes the opportunity to reinforce ABP’s commitment to operating in an ethical manner with integrity, and to affirm ABP’s commitment to ensuring that no slavery, forced labour or human trafficking takes place in ABP’s supply chain or in any part of ABP’s business.

ABP does not tolerate or condone abuse of human rights within any part of ABP's supply chain or business and will take seriously any allegations that human rights are not being properly respected.

Our full Modern Slavery Transparency Statement can be viewed here

ABP is committed to ensuring that the highest ethical standards are adopted in all of its business practices. Any suspected malpractice can be reported via the Whistleblowing Hotline, which is open to all employees, suppliers, customers, or other interested parties.

ABP's Whistleblowing Hotline is operated by Expolink. It is an independent, confidential telephone hotline service and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Expolink ensures anonymity is maintained.

Freephone hotline number: 0800 374 199

Whistleblowing Policy