A strategic plan for engaging with stakeholders to deliver better social, environmental and economic outcomes
Ports and shipping are vital to the Australian and NSW economies, carrying 99.5% of Australia’s trade by volume. Although shipping represents the most sustainable means of transporting goods long distances, Port Authority recognises that there are associated impacts, including on local communities, and opportunities for improved outcomes.
In November 2019, Port Authority committed to developing a sustainability plan and saw this initiative as an opportunity to shift organisational ways of thinking and working, while supporting its purpose of providing safe, efficient and sustainable maritime services and port assets within a culture that demonstrates caring, accountability, integrity and collaboration.
The resulting Sustainability Plan is a product of a new approach, embracing the role our people and stakeholders play in designing and implementing the plan, and utilising co-design activities to engage broadly throughout the process. It incorporates contemporary thinking in organisational dynamics, design and sustainable development into a coherent, strategic plan.