Port Metro Vancouver has ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2015 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. The methodology for the ranking takes into account 12 key performance indicators covering management of resources, employees and finances.

“It is a great honour to receive recognition of our environmental excellence and transparency,” said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer at Port Metro Vancouver. “Port Metro Vancouver is responding to increasing demand for trade by ensuring port operations and growth are sustainability managed.”

2014 was a busy year for Port Metro Vancouver, and achievements in building and maintaining a sustainable gateway have been widely celebrated.

Port Metro Vancouver was recognized for sustainability performance by Corporate Knights, MarCom and Clean Tech50.

In recent months Port Metro Vancouver launched the Non-Road Diesel Emissions Program, which will reduce diesel particulate matter emissions in cargo handling equipment. And, in collaboration with government agencies, First Nations, marine industry users, non-government organizations and scientific experts, Port Metro Vancouver also launched the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program to better understand potential impacts to whales, porpoises and dolphins from commercial vessel activities throughout the southern coast of British Columbia. These programs complement recent teamwork with Metro Vancouver to improve the monitoring of air quality in the Burrard Inlet.