Since operations commenced in 1984, the Terminal has been on a journey of continuous improvement and sustainability. As the stewards of the Terminal since 2011, NQXT and Abbot Point Operations have deepened this focus on sustainability and sustainable operations.
NQXT and Abbot Point Operations are committed to putting sustainability at the core of our business and aligning our sustainability focus areas with global initiatives to improve humanity and sustainability.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals identify seventeen goals and related targets to address significant ESG issues around the world.
We have mapped our operations against these seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, and in doing so, we acknowledge our business is aligned to some of these Sustainable Development Goals more than others. We have identified that Sustainable Development Goals one, seven, nine, eleven, fourteen and fifteen are most relevant to our business. The Terminal is a gateway that enables the export of high-quality Australian coal to the world.
As part of the Terminal’s sustainability maturity journey, we are on a path of continuous improvement and refinement to ensure we are maintaining and progressing our environmental, social and governance actions and commitments by creating a long-term sustainable future in our local community.
To determine the next steps in our sustainability journey, we conducted an independent materiality assessment across a wide range of our internal and external key stakeholders between September and November 2021. Our stakeholders represent a diverse range of industries, locations, interests, and priorities when it comes to sustainability. NQXT and APO acknowledge the important role our stakeholders play in our long-term business success.
Our Sustainability Focus Areas
These are some of the initiatives that support the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
The Terminal’s Community Support Program is enabling and improving local social institutions
We enable the export of high-quality Australian coal to the world, and we are helping to provide access to affordable and, reliable, energy
We have implemented energy efficiency programs at the Terminal
The Terminal’s partnerships and relationships with Traditional Owners helps to protect cultural heritage and practices.
Implementation of digital advancements in shipping enhance the safe operation of the Terminal and enable us to sustainably manage our operations adjacent to a World Heritage marine environment
We are conserving and protecting wetlands, particularly the Caley Valley Wetland, such as by investing heavily in the onsite stormwater management system
As part of the Terminal’s sustainability journey, we are on a path of continuous improvement and refinement to ensure we maintain and progress our environmental, social and governance performance.