Port of Melbourne releases sustainability report

Port of Melbourne has launched its inaugural Sustainability Report, covering the Port’s activities to the end of 2018 calendar year.

“As Australia’s largest container and general cargo port, we play a pivotal role in the economic prosperity for Melbourne and our key regional and interstate trade catchment areas. We consider that the better the Port works, the better Victoria works. We understand the importance of this economic responsibility, whilst also recognising that there are additional areas of focus that our business must address to strengthen our stewardship role for the many industry and community groups that depend on us,” Brendan Bourke, CEO at Port of Melbourne said.

The report details the Port’s commitment to embedding sustainability principles into its operating framework and long-term planning.

This includes prioritising the health, safety and wellbeing of employees and members of the community, upholding and promoting environmental protection standards and practices, and ensuring strong corporate governance to enhance organisational resilience.

This is the Port of Melbourne’s first Sustainability Report and according to the organisation they intend to further develop and mature their approach to sustainability  over the coming years.