Hutchison Ports has been participating in the Go Green Initiative for four years. Every year, I am impressed with the green spirit, dedication and creativity of our employees, as well as those of our Go Green partners DP World, Port of Rotterdam Authority, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group.
This year, we rolled out our first Go Green theme – climate change. This yielded a new line-up of activities at Hutchison Ports, from green races to resilience-building exercises. We also redoubled our focus on joint activities with other terminal operators to better reflect the cooperative spirit that the Go Green Initiative was originally based on. The results are inspiring.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, our team members supported the actions of two environmental NGOs through exercise, both at a charity race and in an orchard. Not to be outdone, a particularly athletic bunch of Hutchison Ports participants engaged in a three-kilometre run along the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China to support desertification-fighting tree planting near the Maowusu Desert of the western region of Ningxia.
Activities in Asia also included a creative approach toward both coastal preservation and the atmosphere from employees in Thailand’s Laemchabang. Partnering with a Royal Navy officer’s conservation team, they planted a new grove of mangroves. Finally, our Rotterdam team in the Netherlands solidified sand dunes with bolstering bushes, a key action in the quest for coastal resilience.
The generosity of our employees with their time and their willingness to come together to address big-picture problems reflects the UNITY values that lie at the heart of everything we do at Hutchison Ports. As we face the challenges of the future, we will continue to cooperate in the interests of people and the planet.
Group Managing Director