PBPL is committed to making a difference. For us, sustainability is about considering our stakeholders and ensuring the decisions we make enable the Port of Brisbane to be 'Here for the Future'.
Sustainability is not a new concept for PBPL – a strong sustainability culture has underpinned many strategic and operational initiatives across our business.
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.
We undertook a Materiality Assessment to understand what our most important economic, social and environmental issues are, consulting with more than 350 external and internal stakeholders.
All 34 material topics identified have been adopted and informed the development of our long-term Sustainability Strategy.
Our Board-endorsed Sustainability Strategy has adopted a ‘whole of business’ approach and aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): 14 of the 17 UNSDGs are relevant to our business.
It embraces a collaborative approach, creates new possibilities and seeks to deliver positive change across our supply chain and within the communities in which we operate.
The strategy brings together a large range of business initiatives within four key themes: Planet, People, Prosperity and Partnerships. It sets out short and long-term aspirations as well as an overall goal for each key theme, which we aim to achieve by 2030.