GeelongPort recognised as global leaders in sustainability

GeelongPort has been recognised as a worldwide sector leader in the 2022 GRESB Infrastructure Benchmark for port companies, ranking number one out of 26 port companies globally.

GeelongPort CEO Brett Winter was proud to receive global recognition of GeelongPort’s commitment to environmental, social and governance initiatives.

“The GeelongPort team is thrilled to have achieved sector leader in our third year of GRESB participation,” he said.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work our team has done in a short period of time, and it’s great to see that we are on track to achieving our aspiration to be Australia’s most sustainable port.

“At GeelongPort, our focus on sustainability is not only embedded in our corporate values but demonstrated in our approach to day-to-day activities across the port.”

In a further commitment to sustainability, GeelongPort recently signed a power purchase agreement which will power the new Spirit of Tasmania facility which opens on October 23.

Mr Winter said six gigawatts of renewable energy will be supplied to the Spirit of Tasmania precinct annually through GeelongPort’s Barwon Region Energy Partnership with Barwon Water and Barwon Health.

“With the Spirit of Tasmania travelling out of Geelong from this weekend, we have planned ahead to ensure that the Spirit of Tasmania site is powered by 100% renewable energy,” he said.

Along with being recognised as sector leader, GeelongPort also achieved a 5-star rating for the second year in a row.

The GRESB Sector Leader Awards recognise real estate and infrastructure companies, funds and assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability each year. GeelongPort participated in the Infrastructure Assessment, obtaining Sector Leader Designation for Transport, Port Companies.

“GRESB Sector Leaders are the top-performing organisations leading the way to a net-zero future and pulling the industry forward. We applaud this year’s Sector Leaders for their commitment, leadership and dedication to ESG and sustainability,” said Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB.