Port of Brisbane’s 2019/20 Sustainability Report released

Port of Brisbane today released it’s 2019/20 Sustainability Report, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability and outlining its progress on actions and initiatives during the year.  

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd CEO, Roy Cummins, said PBPL’s sustainability agenda was delivering value to our stakeholders, to our people and our business, and to the broader community. 

“Twelve months ago, we launched our Sustainability Strategy, aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Since then, our teams have worked on a range of initiatives to help us meet our short and long-term sustainability goals,” said Mr Cummins.

“The importance of strong and mutually-beneficial partnerships continue to anchor our approach to sustainability and our business operations more broadly.

“During 2019/20, PBPL has faced unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19.  We know we are not alone, with our customers, stakeholders and the community also deeply impacted.

“But for PBPL, the challenges and achievements of past year has also reaffirmed the resilience of our people, port businesses and the broader port community.

“It has also further strengthened our resolve to ensure that Port of Brisbane continues to grow and develop in a sustainable way to support Queensland now, and for the future.”

Key commitments and progress for 2019/20 include:

  • No increase to annual Trade and Marine Charges through FY21, providing customers certainty and support

  • Approximately $466 million forecast for port infrastructure works over the next five years

  • Welcomed four new property tenants, with four existing customers expanding their operations

  • 72% of PBPL-generated waste is recycled, up from 50% in FY19

  • Celebrated 10 years of the annual port-wide Safety 1 Forum, attended by over 250 members of the port community in 2019

  • 680 employee hours for community projects, including a new Extended Volunteer Leave Program

  • Delivery of the new $177 Brisbane International Cruise Terminal to support the cruise industry’s long-term growth, which includes an 800kW solar shaded car park   

  • 34 community and not-for-profit groups received over $319,000 in funding.
     

    Video transcript
    The Port of Brisbane is one of the state’s most important economic assets, connecting Queensland trade to the world.

    That’s why we’re focused on growing and developing the Port in a sustainable way, to ensure it truly is here for the future.

    Over the last year, natural disasters and COVID-19 have deeply impacted our customers, supply chain partners and the community.

    But working with our stakeholders, we have delivered important projects and initiatives.

    We’re investing in infrastructure to boost growth and support jobs, such as the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, and delivering new facilities for our customers.

    We’re forging deeper community connections through the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan and support for community organisations, big and small.

    We’re caring for the environment by managing our resources and protecting the surrounding habitat and biodiversity.

    We’re investing our people, building a dynamic and diverse workforce.

    And we continue to put the health, safety and security of the port community first.

    Our Sustainability Report, which outlines our commitment and progress this year, is available on our website.
    On behalf of our team, we thank you for your ongoing support.