[Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Monday, 5th October 2015] – This past week, management and staff members of Hutchison Port Holdings Bahamas Business Units - Freeport Container Port, Freeport Harbour Company and Grand Bahama Airport Company went all out to demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Dubbed ‘GO GREEN’, the environmental initiative focused on waste minimization, reducing energy and recycling issues. Hutchison Port Holdings Bahamas Business Units’ efforts were coordinated with the Group’s 52 ports in 26 countries.
The week-long campaign saw an awareness blitz for staff by way of the Internet, t-shirts, posters and climaxing over the weekend with the clean up of Xanadu and Lover’s Beaches and the planting of indigenous Bahamian trees at Grand Bahama Airport Company, Freeport Container Port and Freeport Harbour Company respectively.
HPH Bahamas Business Units’ CEO, Godfrey Smith, says; “This year’s environmental initiative serves to reinforce that waste minimization, reducing energy and recycling are matters being taken seriously in the maritime and port industry.
Our ‘GO GREEN’ partnership with DP World, PSA International, APM Terminals and Shanghai International Port (Group) highlights the fact that we live in a global village and the work being done by HPH in the Bahamas has a worldwide connect. The full participation of our management and staff is evident of our commitment to the protection of the environment at every level. We were delighted to have Rand Nature Centre and Nature Conservancy on board as local corporate partners. We look forward to being a part of ongoing efforts to keep our beaches clean and encouraging the planting and protection of trees. At HPH, we understand that the protection of the environment goes beyond a week’s campaign and accordingly we are dedicated and determined to do all we can, wherever we can, everyday. As corporate leaders at HPH, we find it far more productive and inspiring to be characterize by our actions, and so we will continue with our hands on approach with issues relative to the environment.”