Port of Newcastle is one of the seven Hunter institutions, an initiative which goals to adopt and deliver United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs).
In fact, Port of Newcastle along with Compass Housing Services, Hunter Water, Kumalie, Port Waratah Coal Services and University of Newcastle have joined forces to actively implement SDGs in the region.
In light of the above, Port of Newcastle’s Environment, Planning and Sustainability Manager, Jackie Spiteri noted:
We have joined other leading Hunter institutions to create a shared vision in this area, build our region’s capability and look at what that looks like in practice, including how that affects the supply chain, procurement and strategic direction of each party.
What is more, the port informed that is moving to 100% renewable energy by 2021 and is continuing to transition all its vehicles to electric by 2023.
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. While we look to what the Port could be in the decades ahead, it is clear there are things we can do today to make the way we operate the port more sustainable and responsible.
…Ms Spiteri concluded.