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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized by Corporate Knights

[ May 6, 2017   //   ]

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized as leader in sustainability by Corporate Knights for 4th year in row

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has been ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2017 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada for the fourth consecutive year.

“Our vision is to be the world’s most sustainable port and we are honoured to be recognized once again this year as a leader in this space,” said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “We are proud of the work we are doing to ensure a secure and sustainable future for Canada’s largest port, balancing the growing demand for trade with the need to protect our environment and allow our neighbouring communities to thrive.”

The Future 40 ranking began in 2014 to evaluate the sustainability performance of organizations, offering information to empower markets to foster a better world.

To determine the top companies, Corporate Knights evaluated firms against their industry peers through the lens of 14 key performance indicators including carbon productivity, per cent of taxes paid, and safety records.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is recognized globally as a leader in sustainability. Since 2007, the port authority-led EcoAction program has focused promoting emissions reductions for ocean-going vessels. On January 1, 2017, the port authority added new incentive criteria to this program to include harbour due rate discounts for quieter ships. This makes Canada the first country in the world with a marine noise reduction incentive.