The Panalpina Integrated Management Report 2017 gives an overview of the company’s strategy and business model, the performance of its regions and products, and its approach to sustainability management. For the second year, the report integrates the discussion of Panalpina’s business performance and sustainability.
Based on the results of a new materiality assessment, the report includes the methods Panalpina used in 2017 to engage with its stakeholders and to assess its impacts on the environment and the communities where it operates. Prepared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the report demonstrates Panalpina’s comprehensive approach to analyzing its inputs and activities and evaluating how sustainability relates to its strategy.
The report discusses Panalpina’s approach to understanding and addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from subcontracted transportation services, how it is promoting environmental innovation, the important role that training plays in the company’s value creation process, and how a culture focused on health and safety performance is central to the company’s success.
During the year, Panalpina continued its commitment to reducing its environmental impact, with a focus on GHG emissions; these were reduced by 5 percent from 2016 levels. Total energy use decreased by 7 percent, while the use of paper decreased by 9 percent due to Panalpina’s continued deployment of paperless processes. And as a demonstration of community engagement, employees organized over 400 charitable and environmental activities during Panalpina’s Global Sustainable Action Week.
For an overview of the Panalpina Integrated Management Report 2017, see the microsite at http://annualreport.panalpina.com/. Users can build their own reports by choosing individual sections, or can download the entire report.
The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers’ supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in around 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in another 100 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.