Air Quality 

The air we breathe each day affects our health and our wellbeing - we all want our air to be as clean as possible. Air quality across the UK has improved steadily since the 1970s and monitoring in Southampton since 2007 shows the city is also improving.

As a major employer and a responsible neighbour, we seek to play a leading role in improving emissions in the city. Our Air Quality Strategy highlights the work we are already doing as well as our plans for the future.


ABP Southampton Director Alastair Welch says: “It’s not only important that the port, our customers and the city council continue to focus on improving air quality, it’s important that we work together to accelerate those improvements and build on the significant progress that has already been made.  Our Strategy is designed to make sure we play our full part and deliver a sustainable future for the port which, as the UK’s number one export and cruise port, makes such a vital contribution to the local and national economy.”


Our second annual update (2020) is available here.

If you are a city resident, community group, local business or simply want to get involved, please get in touch and share your thoughts


Last updated July 2021