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Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) is developing a Sustainability Strategy to ensure our business and operational approach is well-balanced and in line with a vision for a sustainable future. To read more about our current approach to sustainability, click here to download DBCT’s Sustainability in Action brochure.

DBCT P/L has developed sustainability requirements to ensure activities and processes remain viable and contribute to lasting benefits for future generations. DBCT P/L’s Sustainable Development Objectives are:

  • Focus on understanding, managing and communicating regulatory, social, health and environmental risks, both opportunities and threats.
  • Consistently deliver on commitments and be open and proactive in communication to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure risk is at the forefront of all decision making.
  • Set and achieve corporate and functional objectives and targets that promote efficient use of resources, to manage risks.
  •  Engage regularly, openly and honestly with those affected by DBCT P/L operations.
  • Ensure an effective interface exists between all organisational functions.
  • Actively drive a high performance organisation in which workers accept responsibility and work towards achieving planned objectives and targets.
  • Identify, assess and manage risks to employees, contractors, the environment, stakeholders and the community.
  • Uphold ethical business practices and meet or exceed applicable legal and other requirements.
  • Regularly review DBCT P/L’s performance and report on progress to applicable stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Maintain awareness of innovative business practices that support sustainable development objectives.
  • Regularly review work practices and processes to facilitate optimal outcomes through the efficient use of scarce resources.
  • Seek opportunities to simplify systems and processes.

The following Life Cycle Hierarchy is used along the life cycles of DBCT P/L’s service/product:

  1. Rethink need: eliminate waste at the source, use an existing service or product
  2. Reduce: use less: of the service or product, energy/emissions
  3. Reuse: can the supplier reuse the product e.g. packaging, refurbish components
  4. Recycling: can the supplier recycle e.g. components, packaging
  5. Recovery: can the product be recovered End of life: disposal