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DP World Secures Two Sustainability Awards at SEAL Awards

by Madaline Dunn

DP World has announced that it has won two awards at the 2024 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards. 

The SEAL awards spotlight leadership, innovation, and commitment to sustainable business practices. This year, DP World won both the Environmental Initiative Award and the SEAL Sustainable Innovation Award.

The former was awarded to DP World Santos for its re-use of waste material for energy. 

DP World took over the Port of Santos in 2013, and in 2022, it became the first port terminal in Brazil to minimise the amount of waste sent to landfills under its Aterro Zero project.

This project turns all non-recyclable waste generated on-site into “sustainable energy” for existing industry activities. 

Since then, waste such as cellulose, patio sweeping, toilet paper, and organic materials have been transformed into fuel for cement kilns using an energy-re-use technology called CDRU. 

Meanwhile, the Sustainable Innovation Award at the sustainability awards went to BOXBAY, an “automated, safe and environmentally friendly” high-bay storage container system which is a joint venture with German industrial engineering specialists SMS group. 

The award recognised BOXBAY’s potential to transform how containers are stacked, organised and moved, reducing a terminal’s carbon emissions impact, it was shared. 

DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, commented: Winning the Environmental Initiatives Award for our work at DP World Santos in Brazil, where we’ve achieved the feat of reusing 100% of the waste generated at the port, underscores DP World’s commitment to the responsible management of its waste through adopting circular economy principles and smart design.”

Adding: “Additionally, being recognised with the SEAL Sustainable Innovation Award for our BOXBAY technology is a testament to our dedication to revolutionising container port logistics for greater efficiency and sustainability.” 

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