Sustainability as a strategic investment
We adhere to the principles of the UN Global Compact, Caring for Climate, the World Economic Forum’s framework on the decarbonization of the logistics industry, Social Accountability 8000 and the International Labor Organization’s convention.
We aim to establish mutually beneficial partnerships, rather than forming simple donor or sponsor relationships. Our sustainability council evaluates every sponsorship opportunity against our sustainability guidelines to ensure compliance with our sponsorships policy, which has enabled us to create effective partnerships with communities, social entrepreneurs, governments, NGOs and corporations. These partnerships are realized by focusing on our six Sustainability Pillars:
- Community Development
- Education and Youth Empowerment
- Emergency Relief
- Our Environmental Commitment
We approach sustainability projects through a vision of partnership and shared value, therefore, before we embark on a social or sustainability project, we make sure to engage with the local community, by holding meetings with members of the community and local NGO’s to assess community needs. Through this assessment, we work closely with the community and related organizations to establish programs or partner with organizations doing work on the ground. Across the network, we are always actively seeking new sustainability partnerships that address certain challenges or needs within local communities. Currently, we have sustainability initiatives and projects in 70% of our Aramex locations.
Across the network, we are always actively seeking new sustainability partnerships that address certain challenges or needs within local communities.
“Currently, we have sustainability initiatives and projects in 70% of our Aramex locations”
Moreover, we are committed to spending a minimum of 1% of our pre-tax profit on social projects, excluding our spending on environmental investment and expenditure. In 2013, we once again exceeded this goal and spent 2% of pre-tax profit.