This report—supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund—highlights the risks and opportunities associated with improving the sustainability performance of ports and terminal operations, a part of the supply chain often left out of broader supply chain sustainability efforts.

Key findings include:

  • Ports and terminals are facing increased pressure to improve environmental performance based on community expectations, new regulations, and demands from shippers and carriers looking to their supply chains to achieve sustainability targets.
  • To measure environmental performance, terminal operators need a single-assessment framework that covers the full spectrum of material issues and aligns with other supply chain efforts.
  • A common framework for collecting and sharing data will improve efficiency among business partners, support a clear understanding of expectations, and allow terminal operators to benchmark their performance against their peers.

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