Supporting the environment and playing our part in the wider global community
APL Logistics is committed to engaging in responsible environmental stewardship. We recognize that this is in the best interests of the organization, its employees and customers and that it contributes to a better quality of life.
APL Logistics is against wasting natural resources and we make every effort to conserve them. We place a high value on encouraging our staff to operate in an environmentally responsible manner, and we develop programs to help customers be more sustainable through our initiatives.
These programs include:
- Optimizing shipment routes and the overall logistics network to reduce our customers' carbon footprint
- Modal conversion opportunities to utilize greener transport modes such as sea compared to air, and rail to road
- Partnering with underlying carriers that have environmentally friendly fleet operations
- Developing analytical tools such as carbon calculators and dashboards that help customers quantify the benefits of sustainability efforts
- Reducing energy consumption and general waste throughout our operations
- Recycling of packaging materials
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
APL Logistics is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We have well-defined corporate-wide programs for responsible citizenship, based on sustainability, philanthropy and volunteerism. The company concentrates its community relations efforts on these distinct areas of activity:
- Helping youth reach their potential
- Assisting the disadvantaged and those with disabilities
- Supporting emergency relief efforts
- Contributing to improvements in global trade
- Supporting environmental regulatory programs
At APL Logistics, responsible environmental management is a cornerstone of our worldwide operations. We are committed to protecting the environment in all our activities.
The EPA SmartWay® Program is a key part of the APL Logistics overall greenhouse emission reduction plan. We promote the SmartWay Transport Partnership to our partner carriers and to our customers to speed the availability, adoption and market penetration of advanced fuel efficient technologies and operational practices in the supply chain, while helping companies save fuel, lower costs and minimize the negative environmental impact.
As a SmartWay partner since 2006, APL Logistics supports fuel efficient technologies and strategies such as intermodal shipping, idle reduction policies, optimization of loads, and decreasing driver wait times, all to reduce the environmental impacts of moving America’s freight. For more information about SmartWay, go to: www.epa.gov/smartway/index.htm