GeelongPort has been given Climate Active carbon neutral certification for its business operations, making it the first port in Australia to achieve this.
Reaching carbon neutrality was one of the long-term objectives in GeelongPort’s 20-year Environment Strategy released in 2019.
GeelongPort is delivering on this objective by sourcing renewable energy and offsetting all residual carbon emissions.
GeelongPort CEO, Brett Winter, is thrilled that GeelongPort has become the first port in Australia to be Climate Active carbon neutral certified for its business operations.
“At GeelongPort we acknowledge that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing communities globally, and we are committed to doing everything we can to reduce our impact,” Mr Winter said.
“We know we have a long way to go but it is important we start investing in renewable energy and carbon offsets now while we continue investigating and developing longer term decarbonisation initiatives, including future clean energy opportunities.”
Climate Active is a rigorous, government-backed carbon neutral certification which includes an independent audit and encourages businesses to drive voluntary climate action.
Climate Active’s Katrina Maguire said, “It is exciting to have GeelongPort as the first port in Australia to become Climate Active carbon neutral certified for its business operations and to know they are doing their bit to drive voluntary action.”
GeelongPort is committed to becoming Australia’s most sustainable bulk port. As an infrastructure asset and key regional gateway for Australia’s supply chains, GeelongPort is playing a key leadership role in responding to the impacts of climate change, helping to transform Victoria’s supply chains toward a clean energy future.