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ILTA ESG Principles

Preamble

ILTA and its member companies are dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, efficient, and reliable storage and logistics services for bulk liquids. The following principles express the key dimensions of ILTA’s commitment to sustainability and the aspirations of ILTA member companies.

Environment

1. Overall Environment Commitment
We embrace our responsibility for environmental stewardship through the use of conservation and sustainable practices.

2. Water Management Principle
We believe in using sound water management practices to the benefit of our surrounding communities including spill prevention and control measures. We believe the modest water usage levels at terminals should still be efficient, with reuse and recycling where practical.

3. Air Quality Principle
We strive to maintain air quality for the communities in which we operate. In addition to meeting requirements for air emissions standards, as an industry we will continue to review new technologies and procedures for further emissions monitoring and reductions.

4. Climate Change Principle. 
We support policy that encourages new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency, promoting innovation and the competitiveness of our industry.

Social

1. Safety Principle
We support a culture of continuous safety improvement, always with zero injuries as our goal.  The safety and well-being of our employees, contractors, and communities is a top priority.

2. Community Engagement Principle
We actively work to build trust and foster collaboration with neighboring communities and other stakeholders.

3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Principle
We are committed to creating and attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We make our employment decisions without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Governance
1. Ethical Conduct Principle
We believe it is important to develop and adopt a business code of conduct to promote a high standard of behavior for employees, executive officers and directors with regards to ethics, compliance and human rights.

2. Grievance Reporting and Non-Retaliation Principle.
We enable employees to direct questions and concerns regarding safe, secure, and responsible operations to the appropriate company resource, and work to ensure that any individual reporting a suspected violation is not subject to retaliation of any kind. 

ESG Pledge
As an organization, ILTA pledges to support these ESG Principles and to guide, inspire and share resources with its members for the benefit of the global community.