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Environmental Management

Our audit results have confirmed a positive trend of progress and reflect our commitment to improvement. Our environmental efforts help us to ensure we operate in a sustainable manner.

Managing fuel and energy is a priority for us to ensure we operate sustainably. We are rolling out LED lighting across our operations – as of June 2015, half of our straddle fleet was using LED lighting, which has helped us reduce diesel consumption by 4.5%.

We are also focused on increasing our use of rail and the relative reduction in truck movements. Our target is to increase rail throughput from 13% currently to 30% in the next 10 years, which will help to create a more sustainable transport system and generate infrastructure savings at a national level.

Our focus is also on recycling around the port, everything from mud to office waste.

The mud we dredge out of the harbour during maintenance and berth-deepening work forms part of our biggest recycling project, with approximately 13,700 cubic metres of dredged material being used in the reclamation area in 2015.

A new general waste recycling programme has also delivered more than 40 tonnes of recycled office and general waste in 2015.

We have also played a key role in working with our customers to reduce shipping speeds through the Hauraki Gulf, helping to safeguard the local Bryde’s whale population.