Port of Newcastle has released its annual report measuring the organisation’s progress towards achieving its sustainability targets. 

Port of Newcastle’s CEO Craig Carmody said the 2020 Sustainability Report examined the Port’s efforts to embed the principles of sustainability across its operations. 

“In a year that was defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, Port of Newcastle continued to pursue a diverse range of initiatives to create sustainable social, environmental and economic benefits for the Hunter and NSW,” said Mr Carmody. 

“I am especially proud to see the Port’s new fleet of electric vehicles on the road and the establishment of our first Indigenous STEM Scholarship in partnership with the University of Newcastle. 

“These are just some of the initiatives that we are progressing today to create a safe, sustainable, and environmentally and socially responsible port of the future.”  

The release of the 2020 Sustainability Report follows the April announcement of a landmark loan for Port of Newcastle (PON) that aligns financing for Australia’s largest east coast seaport with long-term environmentally and socially responsible outcomes

This is the first sustainability-linked financing by an Australian seaport and the first such loan in Australia to include a modern slavery assessment metric addressing all of the borrower’s suppliers. 

The other four metrics focus on emissions reduction, mental health first aid, diversity and inclusion and achieving certified recognition against the NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Scheme. 

The 2020 Sustainability report uses Port of Newcastle’s sustainability framework to highlight the achievements made in 2020: Our People, Our Planet, Our Prosperity and Our Partnerships.  

Click here to read the report.

Highlights of the 2020 Sustainability Report 

Our Planet 

Our People 

Our Partnerships 

Our Prosperity 

About Port of Newcastle’s sustainability commitments 

In driving long term value creation for the Hunter region and New South Wales, sustainability is at the core of Port of Newcastle’s culture and business strategy. As part of its sustainability framework, Port of Newcastle is focused on: 

Read more about the Port’s sustainability commitments. 

Commitments and goals for 2021 and beyond 

As the Port continues to embed sustainability principles across its operations, it is also pursuing a diverse range of initiatives to create sustainable social, environmental and economic benefits for the Hunter and NSW.  

In 2021, some of these include: 

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