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Port Metro Vancouver recognized as a responsible leader in sustainability by Corporate Knights for second year in a row

April 2, 2015

Vancouver, B.C.: Corporate Knights’ 2015 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. The methodology for the ranking takes into account 12 key performance indicators covering management of resources, employees and finances.

“It is a great honour to receive recognition of our environmental excellence and transparency,” said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer at Port Metro Vancouver. “Port Metro Vancouver is responding to increasing demand for trade by ensuring port operations and growth are sustainability managed.”

2014 was a busy year for Port Metro Vancouver, our achievements in building and maintaining a sustainable gateway have been widely celebrated. Port Metro Vancouver was recognized for sustainability performance by Corporate Knights, MarCom and Clean Tech50.

Our fourth annual sustainability report covers several key achievements including shore power, Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, the container truck licensing system and EcoAction.

In recent months Port Metro Vancouver launched the Non-Road Diesel Emissions Program, which will reduce diesel particulate matter emissions in cargo handling equipment. And, in collaboration with government agencies, First Nations, marine industry users, non-government organizations and scientific experts, Port Metro Vancouver also launched the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program to better understand potential impacts to whales, porpoises and dolphins from commercial vessel activities throughout the southern coast of British Columbia. These programs complement recent teamwork with Metro Vancouver to improve the monitoring of air quality in the Burrard Inlet.

About Port Metro Vancouver:

Port Metro Vancouver is Canada’s largest port and the fourth largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 160 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Port Metro Vancouver is committed to meaningful engagement with the communities in which it operates and the shared obligation to improve the quality of life for Canadians. Enabling the trade of approximately $187 billion in goods annually, the port generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. As a non-shareholder, financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada, Port Metro Vancouver operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act and is accountable to the elected federal Minister of Transport.

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For more information

Port Metro Vancouver’s environmental programs

Corporate Knights and the 2015 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada

Contact:
John Parker-Jervis
Media & Government Affairs Advisor
Port Metro Vancouver
[email protected]
604-665-9267

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