In 2021, GeelongPort was formally certified to ECO SLC Port Environmental Review System (PERS), the second port in the Australasia region to become certified.

The EcoPorts Port Environmental Review System is a program designed to assist ports to implement an environmental management program that aligns with the recommendations of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), guidelines of other national port associations, guidelines of national governments and of other international organisations such as the United Nations. PERS incorporates the main generic requirements of ISO14001:2015, to which GeelongPort is certified. However, PERS is adapted to deliver effective and specific port environmental management, and its implementation is independently certified by Lloyd’s Register.

This report was written to satisfy the Environment Report requirements of PERS.