Port of Newcastle today published a report measuring the organisation’s progress in achieving its sustainability commitments.

Jackie Spiteri, Port of Newcastle’s Environment, Planning and Sustainability Manager, said the 2019 Sustainability Report examined the Port’s contribution towards the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the Hunter and regional New South Wales (NSW).

“Minimising our environmental footprint, diversifying trade and creating a more resilient economy requires a determined, long-term effort, with co-operation between the Port and its stakeholders,” Ms Spiteri said.

“There are things we can do today to make the way we operate the port more sustainable and responsible – that is our immediate focus as we pursue our long-term diversification plans.

“I’m very proud of the progress Port of Newcastle has made so far, especially of our efforts to improve energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint.

“Every tonne of CO2 reduced or any scale of operational efficiency we achieve will contribute to better outcomes for the future and have a positive cumulative effect that leads to significant, long-lasting results.”

Ms Spiteri said the report focused on achievements in relation to four key themes: Our People, Our Planet, Our Prosperity and Our Partnerships.

Read the full report. 

Highlights of the 2019 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 business strategy and culture. As part of its sustainability framework, Port of Newcastle is focused on:

Read more about the Port’s sustainability commitments.

Sustainability initiatives in 2020

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 2020, some of these include:

Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle is a major Australian trade gateway handling 4,600 ship movements and 171 million tonnes of cargo each year. With its annual trade worth about $25 billion to the New South Wales economy, the Port enables businesses across the state to successfully compete in international markets. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible Port that realises its potential.

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