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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Port Waratah delivers sustainable outcomes in tough year

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

The set includes the sustainability and financial report, modern slavery statement and an accompanying sustainability website that offers an engaging digital experience.

Despite the impacts of COVID-19 throughout the globe, 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,” CEO Hennie du Plooy said.

“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 Program, we invested $750,000 in 107 projects, initiatives and programs 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.”

The financial report also provided an overview of Port Waratah’s performance and disclosures.

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

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