Sustainability

A whole of business concept

As essential infrastructure nodes that facilitate domestic and international trade, it is critical that ports plan for a sustainable future. To achieve this, ports must drive efficient and resilient outcomes, whilst empowering people and diligently caring for the environments in which they operate.

At TasPorts, we believe sustainability must be considered a whole-of-business concept. It needs to encompass more than environmental concerns, giving equal weight to economic viability and social issues.

TasPorts is currently finalising development of a Sustainability Strategy which will clearly demonstrate a strong commitment to improved community, economic and environmental outcomes.

This strategy focuses on developing sustainability in alignment with relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG platform is globally recognised and supported by the global port industry through the ‘World Port Sustainability Program’ (WPSP), as launched in 2018.

World Ports Sustainability Program

The World Ports Sustainability Program aims to demonstrate global leadership of ports in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

The program wants to empower port communities worldwide to engage with business, governmental, and societal stakeholders in creating sustainable added value for the local communities and wider regions in which their ports are embedded.