SLR provides sustainability advice to Port of Melbourne Corporation

Monday, 29 April, 2013

International environmental firm SLR Consulting has been appointed by Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) in Australia to provide expert advice as part of the port’s three-year sustainability program.

The Port of Melbourne.

PoMC manages over 500 ha of port land and more than 100,000 ha of declared port waters, including 45 nautical miles of commercial channels. Its sustainability framework identifies four priority strategies (decisions and guidelines; leadership and engagement; culture and behaviour; knowledge and capability) to measure its future performance and manage its operations in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way.

SLR’s scope involves providing specialist sustainability advice on a range of matters including sustainable procurement approaches, developing sustainable performance metrics and reporting frameworks, assessment and auditing processes, and peer review of a strategic air emission program.

Antony Sprigg, SLR’s Technical Director Sustainability, said: “Increasingly, large organisations are setting clear targets for sustainability - realising the value it can bring, both in terms of regulatory compliance and corporate social responsibility but also to the bottom line. Our work for PoMC as part of its sustainability program reflects similar work carried out by SLR in other parts of the world for businesses across a wide range of sectors.”

Last year, SLR supported Irish-based international building materials group CRH in the development of its environmental review. SLR also provides expert advice to private equity firms across the world on environmental issues. Recent projects include supporting Insight Equity in its acquisition of a major structural steel manufacturer in south-west USA.

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