We maximise the sustainability of our day-to-day operations

The Licence To Operate (LTO) Framework is now in its sixth year, delivering an overarching approach to maximising sustainable business practices and managing our potential social, economic and environmental impacts.

The framework has been the driver of openness and transparency with our stakeholders, particularly with our local community. It also provides a platform for ongoing collaboration with our people, empowering them to understand and mitigate social and environmental risks in their day-to-day activities.

Each focus area of our LTO has a range of management strategies, including investment in projects to maintain and improve the environmental performance of our terminals and to ensure we continue to meet stakeholder expectations.

Key Achievements

  • Zero reportable environmental incidents.
  • Carrington Terminal achieved a 50% reduction in portable water consumption, recognised in winning the Love Water Love Business Award.


We aim to perform our activities in a manner which prevents pollution, promotes sustainability and minimises impacts on the environment and the local community. Our commitment to continuously improving our environmental performance over the long term sees us focus on four key areas – air quality, noise, water, waste and environmental footprint.

Relationships, social
impacts and contributions

Understanding our stakeholders’ expectations and delivering value back to the community are key business priorities for Port Waratah. We’re committed to contributing to the prosperity of Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

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