Port of Melbourne reports 2022 sustainability progress

Port of Melbourne has released its FY22 Sustainability Report which details progress on its sustainability program.

FY22 highlights include:

  • 5 Star GRESB sustainability rating
  • Port Rail Transformation Project reused more than 40,000 tonnes of material onsite
  • Developed new three-year Sustainability Strategy
  • Zero injuries for employees and PoM contractors
  • Measured Scope 3 emissions for FY21 and FY22
  • Developed Noise & Air Management Strategy
  • Contributed more than $250,000 to local communities
  • Developed first Reconciliation Action Plan

Sustainability is core to Port of Melbourne’s purpose, strategy and future success. Port of Melbourne’s Sustainability Strategy establishes a foundation for its sustainability program, articulating what sustainability means in the context of the business and responds to those issues most material to port stakeholders.

Port of Melbourne’s overarching sustainability goal is to work with stakeholders to build a sustainable port for the benefit of the Victorian economy and liveability of Melbourne. This goal is underpinned by three key objectives, supported by four sustainability themes: people, planet, partnerships and prosperity.

A key focus in delivering the Strategy is to embed sustainability into all aspects of the business, including infrastructure operations and maintenance and port development planning and delivery.

Port of Melbourne’s ongoing efforts in sustainability was recognised in 2022 with a 5 Star rating by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Infrastructure Asset Assessment and was recognised as the most improved in the ports sector.

During the year, Port of Melbourne undertook a comprehensive research program to understand what matters most to stakeholders. This research informed our Sustainability Strategy and future priorities.

Looking ahead, Port of Melbourne will continue to progress its sustainability program as the port aspires to become a sustainability leader in the ports sector. Port of Melbourne believes this goal can be best achieved by working with stakeholders to create a meaningful impact across the port supply chain.

Click here to read more and access the Sustainability Report.