First freight forwarder to receive SACEOS status in Singapore
SINGAPORE – February 21, 2017 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is the first freight forwarder to receive the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) Sustainability Certification.
The SACEOS certification covers quality, environment, health and safety, and security (QEHSS); policy and management systems, procurement guidelines for selecting fuel-efficient trucks and forklifts, waste management, and procedures for consolidating shipping of events materials. The certification is intended to encourage use of sustainable supply chain practices among companies that organize or provide services for conferences, exhibitions, meetings and incentive travel.
“Being the first freight forwarder to receive this certification in Singapore reflects the strength of our fairs and events business here, and the importance Agility places on sustainability practices as an organization,” said Priscilla Leong, Global COO, Agility Fairs & Events. “Strong QEHSS standards are increasingly important to customers and event organizers. This certification is another way of highlighting the importance of sustainability practices across the industry in Singapore.”
Agility’s Fairs & Events business is one of the world’s leading exhibition forwarding specialists, handling more than 8,000 major trade fairs, exhibitions, and events each year. Globally, Agility is a leader in environmental management, and health and safety practices in the logistics industry. It recycles packaging materials, tracks vehicles to ensure efficient truck deployment, and has a program to reduce energy and paper use. Employees in Asia can report workplace safety issues or trigger on-line facility inspections with a newly deployed mobile app. Agility has also signed an agreement with Maersk Line to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container by 2020.
The SACEOS certification is the latest sustainability accolade for Agility. In the United Kingdom, Agility Fairs & Events received ISO 14001 and ISO 20121 certifications for environmental management and event sustainability, making it one of the first exhibition logistics companies to achieve these standards. Globally, Agility was awarded a silver rating for its corporate social responsibility efforts by Ecovadis, an independent sustainability-rating platform for global supply chains, the third consecutive year Agility has received this award. The rating places Agility in the top ten percent of transportation suppliers and in the top 15% of all companies assessed by Ecovadis.