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2 July 2019

Sustainability focus strong in Melbourne’s west

There are few challenges more important than meeting Australia’s growing demand for energy while reducing local environmental impacts.

This is something that the teams at Mobil Altona Refinery and Yarraville Terminal focus on at all times, not only through day-to-day operations but through their work in the wider community.

Mobil’s commitment to environmental responsibility goes beyond compliance with regulatory requirements.

“We take considerable steps to minimise the environmental footprint of our own operations and we are an active contributor to a range of organisations that conduct important environmental research, conservation and education programs,” explained Altona Refinery Manager Riccardo Cavallo.

For several years now, the Altona Refinery team have been working closely with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) to assist them in supporting the natural habitats of local animals and plants in the local area.

In June 2019, the refinery’s annual Day of Caring built on previous years when the team returned to Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park in Williamstown to plant new trees in the area.

“At our 2018 Day of Caring, we cleared a massive amount of weeds in this area to make room for more environmentally friendly foliage. It was great to return to the same site this year and continue this progress,” Riccardo said.

“In recent years, we have also partnered with CVA to deliver the Victorian Wetland Care Program, which provides the local community with opportunities to volunteer and learn about significant wetland sites at Jawbone Flora & Fauna Reserve in Williamstown.

“The local environment will always be a priority for the team at Mobil,” concluded Riccardo.

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Photo — Altona Refinery’s annual Day of Caring built on previous years when the team returned to Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park in Williamstown to plant new trees in the area.

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