We’ve pioneered a joint campaign of global port operators in an effort to promote environmental awareness and contribute to sustainable communities. The first “Go Green” week took place in September 2015.
We realise that companies must take their environmental responsibilities seriously, and we need to have a positive impact not only on people and the prosperity of our communities, but also the planet. The more we work collectively the greater impact we have. Working with our partners in our industry multiplies the results we can achieve.
We partnered with a number of other international port operators to launch the Go Green campaign across our industry. Some 38 of our terminals across 29 countries organised activities tailored to the needs of their local communities focused on three themes: reuse and recycle, climate change and communities.
Thousands of employees around the world contributed their time and effort to Go Green. The activities helped develop new partnerships, and we hope to build on these to further improve the environment we operate in.
At LCIT, our terminal in Laem Chabang, Thailand, we joined forces with other port operators in the country –– to help restore the country’s reefs. Working with the Royal Thai Navy, we planted an artificial reef at a nearby beach, and released carefully selected fish to help support and develop the ecosystem. Staff also got involved in cleaning the beach.
“Safeguarding the environment is the responsibility of all of us and by joining forces across the industry this initiative will make greater impact worldwide. International efforts require partnerships to make them a success and by coming together we can all make a sustainable difference in the communities in which we operate.”
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman