It was a big night last night as GeelongPort took out the win in the Environmental Award category of the 2021 Daily Cargo News Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards.
The Environmental Award recognises initiatives, operating systems or company policies that have led to sustainable outcomes which have reduced marine pollution and contributed to the protection of the natural environment with regard to the movement of freight.
GeelongPort Chief Executive Officer Brett Winter is extremely honoured to have won the Environmental Award category of the 2021 Daily Cargo News Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards, recognising the environmental protection efforts of the business.
‘Since the launch of our inaugural Environment Strategy in 2019, we set out with the vision of becoming Australia’s most environmentally sustainable bulk port with a focus on minimising our resource use, eliminating waste and emissions, nurturing our port land and supporting an appealing and healthy Corio Bay.
‘Since then, our team has worked tirelessly to deliver a number of significant outcomes that are resulting in improvements to our business, our community and most importantly, our environment.
‘I am incredibly proud of the amazing work of the GeelongPort Team and, in particular, our Environment and Sustainability team led by Dr Lisa Mills.’ Brett Winter said.
This award recognises the significant achievements GeelongPort has delivered over the past year, some of which includes:
- Becoming the first port in Australia to achieve Climate Active carbon neutral certification for its business operations.
- Being recognised globally for its ongoing commitment to ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) transparency and improved performance, receiving an impressive five-star rating in the 2021 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment.
- Making a Science Based Target commitment to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions and having seen a 15% reduction in its first year.
- Partnering with Barwon Water and Barwon Health to ensure GeelongPort has a cleaner energy future, transitioning toward 100% renewable electricity and zero net emissions through a Power Purchase Agreement.
GeelongPort is looking forward to continuing to invest in major initiatives that deliver better outcomes for our environment because not only do we live here, we work here too.
To find out more, go to Environment | GeelongPort.
To find out more about the 2021 Daily Cargo News Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Award winners, go to And the winners are… – Daily Cargo News (thedcn.com.au).