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What Drives Us

Port Marlborough’s legacy in our province runs deep.

The port and marinas support the success of others – our business and recreational customers, iwi, communities, industry stakeholders and our shareholder. We recognise the ecological importance of the Marlborough Sounds environment and the way it has supported our people, lifestyle and economy over centuries.

It’s vital that we protect our unique environment to sustain future generations. Our decisions have a far reaching, long lasting and cumulative effect – and they matter. We know that genuine success needs to be measured across environmental and social outcomes as well as financial metrics.

We’re clear on what drives us, and we’re working hard to lead the way as an environmentally restorative port, driving success for Marlborough.

We’re on a journey to evolve our more traditional infrastructure-focused port business to a designed, sustainable operation; a best-in-class specialist port that balances benefits to people, planet and prosperity, through partnerships. This means realigning our priorities, focusing on what matters most, what we can influence, and where we should focus our efforts. It also means encouraging new thinking and behaviour across the breadth of our team.

We’ve developed a series of sustainability metrics and put in place a baseline for future performance; this is our ‘2020 Sustainability Snapshot’. We’ve aligned our methodology with the widely recognised United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting standards.

Our specific goals and targets reflect what is most material for Port Marlborough and our communities, focusing on greenhouse gas emissions [our ‘carbon footprint’], waste, and water use.

These baseline measurements show performance for the financial year July 2019 to June 2020.