For the eleventh year in a row, the Port of Vancouver USA has demonstrated its continued commitment to sustainable business practices and highlighted successes with its 2019 Sustainability Report — an annual report of the port’s “We Can!” Sustainability Task Force.

“For over a decade this program has been a part of port operations and continues to make positive impacts,” said Environmental Program Manager Mary Mattix. “Not only does it provide an outlet for employees to think critically and creatively about sustainability, but it provides the platform for the port as a whole, to be a leader in environmental stewardship, social equity and economic viability.”

The report takes stock of the work of the We Can! Sustainability Task Force, which identifies areas of improvement and sets goals and targets to align with the port’s Strategic Plan in three areas of sustainability: people, planet and profit.

Highlights from the 2019 Sustainability Report include:

Social Equity – “People”:

Environmental Stewardship – “Planet”

Economic Vitality – “Profit”

  • Maintaining sound financial practices, which resulted in the port’s eleventh consecutive clean audit for 2019.
  • Expanded uses of technology to develop tools to support maintenance and management of assets.
  • Developed, tested and implemented a port-wide Business Continuity and Resiliency Plan.

Additional highlights from the 2019 report and previous years’ reports can be found on the port’s website.