Leading the way in sustainability: Ricky Razon’s flagship terminal in Manila secures green port seal

International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) is now among the ports in the region which has secured the “green port” seal by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Port Services Network (APSN).

Developed by APSN with the endorsement of the APEC Forum, the Green Port Award System program is an evaluation system for ports in the Asia Paciifc region.

It recognizes the high caliber and excellent environmental actions and leadership demonstrated by ports in the region.

The MICT joins 10 other ports from six APEC member-economies which received the Green Port Award System for this year.

A total of 45 ports in nine economies have received the recognition since the launch of the program in 2016.

In line with its commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner, MICT has implemented several environmental programs and activities, including improving waste and water management, circular economy initiatives, ecological protection and biodiversity programs, and decarbonation efforts.

It has outlined a green strategy of integrating climate change management into its day-to-day operations, with the goal of becoming the most sustainable terminal in the Philippines.

“Our work as a port operator demands that we maintain efficient operations all the time while contributing to continued sustainability of resources and decreasing adverse impact on the environment,” said Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI executive vice president and chief sustainability officer.