SAGT features at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2022

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - March 29, 2023 - PRLog -- South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd (SAGT), Sri Lanka's first Public Private Partnership Container Terminal emerged as the runner-up in the General Services category at the ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards held on the 28th of February 2023.

In 2018 SAGT renewed its pledge to UNSDG by establishing a comprehensive sustainability management framework. 32 Sustainability topics in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards are monitored and published annually. The sustainability report is independently audited and assured. The three consecutive annual reports demonstrate significant improvements in the company's drive towards neutral carbon footprint.

SAGT launched its first sustainability report "Going Beyond" in 2020, marking a historic moment as a first for the Port of Colombo. SAGT published its second report in 2021 titled "Bringing the World Closer, Investing in a Greener Future".  In 2022 SAGT's third consecutive report was titled "The Needs of the Present Sustained for the Future".

SAGT remains the only container terminal operator in the Port of Colombo to have published an independently audited Sustainability Report.

The Company's sustainability reports provide an overview of SAGT's commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and the company's commitment to Sri Lanka's economic growth. Further, the report provides insights on the material topics pertaining to sustainable business operations towards "carbon neutrality".

Receiving the award on behalf of SAGT, Udara Cumaratunga, Senior Manager Commercial and Marketing stated "Sustainability is a core business priority integrated with all business activity at SAGT. We are committed to driving sustainable business practices in turn providing our stakeholders the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint when engaging SAGT's services for their business in the port of Colombo.

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