Agility Press Room
Tarek Sultan
"We believe that our commitment to being a good citizen is good for our customers and good for our business. It strengthens the communities where we work, contributes toward a cleaner planet, and adds to the sense of pride and collective spirit among our employees. Giving back is part of our company culture of taking personal ownership, delivering personal service, and going above and beyond. We are pleased to share with you our second CSR Report that focuses on our efforts in environment, community engagement and employees."
- Tarek Sultan, Chairman & Managing Director
10 July 2013
Agility Launches 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report  

Report Highlights Efforts in Environment and Sustainability, Community, Humanitarian and Emergency Logistics, Employees and Business Ethics

CSR Report Overview

  • Agility reported progress on its sustainability record in its second CSR Report published today.
  • This report builds on the information presented during the last reporting cycle (Agility’s first CSR Report published March 2011), focusing specifically on performance in the years 2011 and 2012. This report is both a progress update and a “look ahead” at priority areas.
  • The report Driving Change, looks at the company’s 2011 and 2012 performance in three key CSR areas: environment, community engagement and employees.
  • Data appearing in the report covers Agility branded organizations – namely the core commercial business division of Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), the corporate organization that accounts for more than 80 percent of the company’s workforce and revenue.

2013 CSR Report Highlights

Environment

  • Mapped carbon footprint in 70% of operations for first time, most in emerging markets.
  • Pursuing global ISO 14001 certification. Today, nearly 40% of employees work in ISO 14001 certified sites.
  • Partnered with major customer to reduce carbon emissions by 9% on over 1 million kg of air freight, by consolidating goods in transit.
  • Offering free carbon emissions reporting for customer shipments.
  • Supported 2,000 employees’ participation in environmental activities to celebrate Earth Day in 2011 and 2012.

Community Involvement

  • Invested in more than 750 community projects in 75 countries since 2006 (300+ projects launched 2011-2012).
  • Reached more than 120,000 people in need in 2011-2012.
  • Empowered 6,320 employees to volunteer in 2011-2012.

Humanitarian and Emergency Logistics

  • Donated logistics support for use in more than 30 natural disasters since 2006.
  • Deployed logisticians to support humanitarian supply chain for refugee camps in South Sudan; transported relief supplies to Philippines, Pakistan, Horn of Africa.

Employees

  • 20,000 employees, nearly 80% based in emerging markets.
  • Trained 3,000 migrant workers in Middle East on fair labor standards, including “zero tolerance” for forced labor, payment of bribes to recruitment agencies, and illegal retention of passports. Conducted first-round social audits in region for the first time.
  • Invested in more than 10,500 training courses for employees in 2011-2012.
  • Launched new company intranet with social media and collaboration features to enable more personalized, two-way conversation.

Business with Integrity

  • Uphold high standards enshrined in Agility Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
  • Participate in World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.
  • Enrolled employees in over 22,000 ethics courses in 2011-2012.

CSR Awards and Recognition

  • Won 16 CSR and sustainability awards since 2008 (7 awards in 2011-2012).