Agility’s Green Steps. March 2009 CSR@AGILITYLOGISTICS.COM. The Demand for Green Logistics is Growing. Global Trend: Growing Importance of Green Logistics. Studies Place Green Logistics at the Forefront of Future Success
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Sources: Cap Gemini and Georgia Tech 2008 3PL Study; Eye for Transport Green Transport Survey
Only half of 3PL users are optimistic about using green as a selection criteria for 3PL providers, and switching transport modes
50% unsure or pessimistic
3PL providers unsure how much to invest
Just over half believe green supply chain initiatives will deliver a positive return on investment,
35% are undecided
14% believe ROI will not be positive.
Result: Gap between what 3PL providers “could” do, and what they are currently doingBut Uncertainty About How to Proceed
Sources: Cap Gemini and Georgia Tech 2008 3PL Study
Making operations more
Working with customers
to green their supply chain
Engaging in global
Agility is committed to the preservation and protection of our natural environment, by implementing controls to prevent pollution and harmful emissions, reducing over-consumption of physical resources and energy, and minimizing waste.
Kuwait: Celebrated Earth Day activities for two years in a row, with over 900 people participating in community cleanups and environment lectures.
Thailand: Sponsored the food and medication for 100 elephants living in Thailand.
30 of Agility employees already work in an ISO 14001 certified site.
Analyzing operations to see where we can improve operations to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Offering a carboNZero freight service to clients on request; involving the measuring & offsetting of all associated emissions.Achieving Carbon Neutrality in New Zealand
“The movement of freight around the globe is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. As an industry we need to recognise this, and take steps to ensure we are actively looking at ways of reducing our carbon footprint. carboNZero certification is our public commitment to this, and provides our business with a way to make a real difference.”
- Anthony Browne, CEO, Agility New Zealand
Environmental Challenge: 3 million square feet of warehousing space in Kuwait. Our electricity consumption is a significant part of our carbon footprint. We decided to try to reduce our energy consumption by 20% in 2007.
Our results:30% energy savings, which translates to
239,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
9,300 tons of CO2 reduced
823 homes yearly
Summary of Impact Year-on-Year
Environmental Challenge: Agility owns a fleet of 6,000 vehicles in the Middle East and Asia, and subcontracts road transport in Europe and the Americas. Our challenge is to try to reduce the impact of vehicle emissions
Environmental Challenge: With 550 offices in 100 countries around the world and ten million square feet of warehousing, many metric tons of waste are generated each year. Our goal is to reduce how much consume in the first place, and recycle and reuse as much as possible from the rest.
Environmental Challenge: In the UK, we process 20,000 dangerous goods consignments per year, most involving compressed gases, inflammable liquids, and corrosives. Our challenge is to meet our customer needs for speed and efficiency with minimal incidents and environmental damage.
Our results:One of the best safety records in the UK
In 20,000 consignments, only four minor incidents in 2007
Impact: Cut plastic waste in the Gulf region by 5.5 million pounds every year.
Outlines environmentally effective and economically efficient long-term policy frameworks, with regards to:
5. Human rights
Respecting the rights of all human beings.
6. Community investment
Being responsive in times of need.
7. Customers, suppliers & subcontractors
Taking responsibility in our business relationships.
Take a precautionary approach to sustainability.
Working with integrity and fairness.
2. Financial responsibility
Optimizing shareholder value over time.
3. Stakeholder engagement
Ensuring transparency & accountability
Pledging social justice in the workplace.
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