Port of Trelleborg has a stated aim to be the most environmentally-friendly port in the Baltic Sea. Sustainability and the environment are part of everything that happens and takes place in Port of Trelleborg, and we have a longstanding tradition of investing in our environmental work and put sustainability high on the agenda. We are all facing the biggest change we have seen in modern times, and the Port of Trelleborg has decided to take the lead in that journey.
The first step on that journey has been to find out where we are today. In order to know where we are going, we need to know where we are. That is why Port of Trelleborg did a thorough Climate Report in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for the port operation. The Climate Report contains all emissions that the port’s operations give rise to, both its own, direct emissions and so-called upstream or “scope 3” emissions generated by the port’s operations, i.e. also trucks, ferries and cars.
Together with external experts, we have analyzed our emissions and evaluated where and how much we will be able to reduce our emissions in a longer time perspective. We have discussed upcoming legal requirements, technology development, customer needs and wishes and more. An extensive work that resulted in new, highly ambitious, but actually fully feasible climate goals.
The climate change means great challenges but also great opportunities. But it is a challenge we cannot meet by continuing on the same track as before. The key to climate change is the availability of green energy. Port of Trelleborg has new, large areas at its disposal and thus excellent possibilities for fossil-free and clean energy production. Already today, the port’s solar park produces green energy, but this is something that we want to take much further, and therefore the port has also set new goals aimed at energy production and self-sufficiency.