GLADSTONE PORTS CORPORATION NOMINATED FOR TWO INITIATIVES IN 2019 IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards.

GLADSTONE PORTS CORPORATION NOMINATED FOR TWO INITIATIVES IN 2019 IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards.

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has been nominated for two initiatives in the 2019 IAPH World Ports Sustainability Awards.
The Awards aim to empower port communities worldwide to engage with businesses, government and stakeholders to create a sustainable future.

GPC Sustainability Specialist Richard Haward believes the nominations further reinforce GPC’s Sustainability Strategy and what the Corporation has achieved to date. “Simply being recognised by the World Ports Sustainability Program and Ports Australia allows us to further fortify our course to becoming one of the most sustainable ports,” Mr Haward said.

GPC’s Tidal Energy Demonstration, a renewable energy initiative in partnership with MAKO Tidal Turbines Pty Ltd, was a clear stand out for submission. “With a drive for innovation, partnership and on-going learning, the tidal turbine demonstration is harnessing tidal flows as an alternate renewable energy source,” Mr Haward explained.

Gladstone Ports Corporation is also nominated for its Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA), GPC is proud of the voluntary partnership with the First Nations Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang Bunda People Aboriginal Corporation. The ILUA was established to ensure the responsible and respectful management of the lands and sea on which GPC does business to ensure the delivery of sustainable and mutual prosperity. GPC People, Community & Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor considers GPC’s acknowledgement a credit to the Corporation’s foresight of the importance of becoming a sustainable port. “We have a responsibility to manage, develop and facilitate prosperity through the operation of our port facilities and services”, Ms Winsor said.
“We are excited to be leading the way with sustainability, sharing our story and the good work that we are doing in this space is a fantastic opportunity. We hope that we inspire others to take on the challenge to be more sustainable in whatever business they operate in”.

For more information on GPC’s submissions visit
https://sustainableworldports.org/project/gladstone-ports-corporation-tidal-energydemonstration/ or https://sustainableworldports.org/project/gladstone-ports-corporationindigenous-empowerment-and-partnership/.