Sustainability Governance

5.1. Sustainability Governance

The Ports division formed an ESG Committee in 2017 to ensure strategic alignment on major decisions and action plans regarding sustainability matters at the senior level.

This year the environmental governance structure was further enhanced and a Group  Environmental Committee (“GEC”) was established to better coordinate the Ports division’s environmental management efforts across 52 ports in 26 countries.

Group Environmental Committee Organization Chart


Hutchison Ports' GEC is co-chaired by two executive committee members, who are also managing directors of different global regions. It is supported by members from a variety of functions and regions and together lead the short- and long-term strategies for the worldwide ports business. GEC’s role is multi-faceted:

  • initiation and standardisation of environmental objectives and policies;
  • management and action on sustainability;
  • reviewing environmental performance; and
  • knowledge sharing to ensure effective implementation of best practice.