Port Marlborough’s legacy in our province runs deep.
The port and marinas facilitate many key Marlborough industries, and support the success of others – our business and recreational customers, our manawhenua partners, our local 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.
As proud Marlborough locals, we know it’s vital that we protect our unique environment to sustain future generations. Our decisions have a far-reaching, long-lasting, and cumulative effect for our communities and in our areas of operation.
We know that genuine success needs to be measured across environmental and social outcomes as well as financial metrics.
Port Marlborough is a port company, as defined by the Port
Companies Act 1988, and required to operate as a successful
business. Our long-term strategy evolved in 2018 with the adoption of a new direction, focusing on the sustainable delivery of this success to our region over the long term.
This strategy sets the course for work plans and targets to deliver success across health, safety and wellness outcomes (People), environmental outcomes (Planet), economic and customer outcomes (Prosperity), and social and cultural outcomes (Partnerships).
Port Marlborough’s approach to sustainability is embedded in our strategy with a stated vision: to lead the way as an environmentally restorative port, driving success for Marlborough.
We work closely with our staff, customers, mana whenua, and communities to identify the issues most material and relevant to our operations, with materiality analysis through stakeholder engagement. For the 2023 reporting period, sustainability issues most important to our stakeholders were compiled and analysed in terms of their impact on future operations of Port Marlborough and our community.
These material impacts have been identified as the issues most likely to impact the way we create or erode value over the short, medium and longer term.
We know that the success of our operations is only sustainable through careful stewardship of our unique environment (Kaitiakitanga), working together collaboratively with our customers and community (Mahi Tahi) and by following through on our promises to stakeholders (Pono). The exercise and the prioritisation of results by Directors and Senior Leaders across the business have set the course for a renewed sustainability strategy to take shape over the coming months.
Our 2023 Sustainability Scorecard tracks our progress against our targets, and is listed below.
For a full picture of Port Marlborough’s sustainabilty report, please see our 2023 Integrated Annual Report, along with our Global Reporting Initiative Index, which can be found in the publications section of our website here.