The "three pillars" of sustainability are commonly cited as "people, planet and profit." At Expeditors, our three pillars of sustainability closely mirror this original idea, with a focus on society as whole (social responsibility), the earth we live on (environmental stewardship) and the people who are the essence of our company (health & safety). The pursuit of sustainable business practices is essential to achieving our mission of excellence in global logistics.
We want to model the program in our organization and help our customers achieve their goals by offering recommendations for improving the sustainability of their businesses, whether by streamlining their supply chains, minimizing distribution costs or evaluating alternative sourcing profiles.
Every program has its inception, and our first steps were to start measuring our greenhouse gas emissions, to start gathering information on employee giving and volunteering and to establish a health and safety program for our global network.
The momentum of these three global teams has inspired us to move forward with a
broader program of sustainability.