Port Waratah Delivers Sustainable Outcomes in 2020

Port Waratah Coal Services has today launched its Annual Reporting suite for 2020, sharing its performance openly and proudly with key stakeholders and the local community.

The suite includes the Sustainability Report, Financial Report, Modern Slavery Statement and an accompanying Sustainability website that offers an engaging digital experience.

The Sustainability Report centres on material issues such as regulation and licensing, air quality, water, noise, communication and engagement.

Port Waratah performed strongly in 2020, marking the ninth year of exporting more than 100 million tonnes of coal.

“We work proactively and collaboratively to build long-term partnerships across the coal chain and focus on remaining as efficient as possible and providing service flexibility to meet our customers’ needs,” said CEO of Port Waratah, Hennie du Plooy.

“We achieved many significant environmental projects and improvements in key areas such as dust management, potable water consumption, and waste diverted from landfill. There is still work to do to improve our environmental performance and we will continue to strengthen our management approach to eliminate one-off environmental incidents.

“Through our Community Investment and Partnership Programme, we invested $750,000 in 107 projects, initiatives and programmes that address specific needs and contribute to the sustainability of our community.

“Living our values helped to sustain us through the challenges of an unprecedented year. I believe our commitment to excellence, integrity, caring and progress played a significant role, not only in our adaption to new working conditions and controls during the pandemic, but the introduction of new technologies.

“We saw new technological improvements in 2020, from drone applications for safety and maintenance efficiencies to performance metric business intelligence projects and the installation of new dust monitoring technology,” said Mr du Plooy. 

Maintaining our reporting to international standards, Port Waratah’s 2020 report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting guidelines, meeting the GRI Standards Core option.

The Financial Report provides an overview of Port Waratah’s financial performance and disclosures, while the Modern Slavery Statement outlines our intention and actions to eliminate slavery, servitude and debt bondage from our organisation and supply chain.

The 2020 Annual Reporting suite and Sustainability website are available under Annual Reports at pwcs.com.au.

Media contact: Paul Chamberlin on 0419 233 989 or pchamberlin@tgpublic.com.au