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Port of Newcastle Wins 2023 NSW Sustainability Award


Port of Newcastle has been recognised at the 2023 NSW Sustainability Awards, presented by the Banksia Foundation, winning the Large Business Sustainable Leadership Award.

 

Sponsored by the NSW Government, with Minister for Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Heritage, Penny Sharpe MLC presenting the awards, the NSW Sustainability Awards recognise those taking effective action on climate change, along with finalists’ innovation and commitment as an investment in the future.


Port of Newcastle Chief Financial Officer and ESG Strategy Lead, Nick Livesey, said the Award is not only recognition of what Port of Newcastle has been able to achieve since 2018, but also the difference being made to achieve strategic objectives.


“Port of Newcastle’s journey to embedding sustainability into everything we do is now five years in the making, with significant steps made and goals achieved,” Mr Livesey said.


“Having recently been made a Gold Partner with the NSW Government’s Sustainability Advantage Program and receiving a third consecutive 5-star rating through the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), the 2023 Large Business Sustainable Leadership Award demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable future,” he said.


Port of Newcastle’s Senior Manager of Investor Relations and ESG, Matt Stephenson, said the Award not only recognises what we have achieved to date, but the future commitments the Port is making to a more sustainable future.


“We’ve made some significant inroads in recent years, from switching our fleet vehicles to fully electric, partnering with a green energy supplier to be powered by 100% renewable energy power and completing a port-wide lighting upgrade to more than 400 energy efficient LED lights,” Mr Stephenson said.


“However, this year alone the Port has increased its SBTi Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction commitment to align with a 1.5 degree warming scenario, as well as continuing to lead the industry by setting a reduction target for Scope 3 carbon emissions.


“We are also proud signatories to the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, reflecting the Port's commitment to aligning its ESG and diversification strategies with the principles of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


“We are reshaping and reimagining our future by making sustainability a priority, ensuring the Port is around for generations to come.”


For more information on Port of Newcastle’s ESG commitments and initiatives, visit www.portofnewcastle.com.au/esg

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