The IAPH Sustainability Awards

The IAPH Sustainability Awards celebrate the very highest quality port-sustainability projects from around the world submitted to the World Port Sustainability Program (WPSP) database – the worldwide reference for ports’ efforts in sustainability.

Each year, these project submissions are judged by an independent jury of industry experts, which then evaluates the projects with three top submissions emerging across each of the six categories corresponding with the six WPSP key areas of interest: Digitalisation, Infrastructure, Health Safety and Security, Environmental Care, Community Building, and Climate and Energy.

Those 18 finalist projects are submitted to the public for a vote (weighted 70% toward the jury and 30% to the public) and the winners are announced at a prestigious gala dinner ceremony at the annual IAPH World Ports Conference. You can discover past award winners here.

IAPH regular members, as well as associate members working in partnership with member ports, are invited to submit their latest sustainability projects to the WPSP portal. Any eligible projects submitted during a given year will qualify automatically for the next edition of the IAPH Sustainability Awards.

The awards scheme was created with the aim of continuously enhancing the content of WPSP, by encouraging high-quality project submissions. Best practices from these projects support many other IAPH member initiatives, including scenarios in the Port Endeavor [link to new page] business game.

If you have any questions related to port project submissions, or if you want to inform us on additional non-port projects of interest, please contact us.

The Terms of reference for the Awards including the evaluation criteria of projects can be found here.