Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT)’s eighth annual sustainability report shows that in 2018 the company managed to reduce its energy intensity by 5.5%, improve water intensity by 1%, reduce waste levels by 13% and decrease total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 10%. These initiatives, in addition to employee hazardous materials training, have, the company states, “created an environment of green, eco-friendly proactivity that sets a glowing example for other parties within the sector.”
ACT’s social contribution to the Kingdom of Jordan is built upon a well-trained and highly-nationalised workforce, high safety standards, and an extensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. The workforce, which consists of 99.4% Jordanian employees, provided over 18,000 volunteer man-hours last year, as well as distributing school supplies to 2250 underprivileged children and 2600 vital food parcels to families in need.
“We have a role to play in Jordan as a good and responsible corporate citizen, and we will keep doing so with utmost respect for the country, its people, and its resources,” said Chief Executive, Steven Yoogalingam. “Our sustainability report shows with full transparency the work that we are doing in Aqaba and in the Kingdom, and the impact that we are having socially, environmentally and commercially.”