As a business with long heritage and local presence, we’re more than just a port to the communities we operate within.
We feel strongly about protecting ties and sharing the prosperity of our ports in order to make a lasting difference and deliver sustainable economic growth.
We aspire to make positive contributions and aim to act responsibly whilst fulfilling our core purpose of providing innovative and sustainable port centric solutions.
The future of Maritime is important to us and we partner with local schools and colleges to support curriculums and encourage careers within the industry. It is vital to communicate the great employment opportunities for young people on their doorsteps and is a central part of the work we do in the community. This includes port tours, school workshops, internships and mentoring.
At our Mersey location, we launched a Business on the Move initiative, with some of the largest organisations in the North West. Through an interactive board game, children learn all about the supply chain and global logistics and try their hand at moving goods across the country (virtually!).
As we grow, there are opportunities for others to grow with us. This includes sourcing from local suppliers and businesses of all sizes, procuring goods, works or services.
We do not just work with anyone. Our suppliers are benchmarked for the ways they add value to the local community too, be that contributing to the local economy or maintaining ethical trading standards.
Doing right by our planet is a key focus of ours and is included in our environment policy. This includes working with organisations focused on improving sustainability and sharing the learnings as best practice across the business.
The nature of a port means that we are often close to areas with important biodiversity and scientific interest. Conserving these areas is part of our environment strategy, which aims to create a strong and effective environmental culture across our ports.
We also monitor the air quality and emissions in the areas around our ports as part of our Clean Air Strategy commitment to the Department for Transport (DfT). An investment into electric vehicles is helping us make strides in improving air quality for the local communities and reducing carbon emissions, with a goal to replace 50% of our fleet at the Port of Liverpool with electric alternatives in the next year.
We actively encourage our employees to cycle to work and have an online cycle to work scheme. Cycling to work has great benefits to both our employees’ health and the environment. Across our Container Services division in Liverpool approximately 20% of all employees cycle to work!