Environmental Progress

Agility is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our various businesses and working with partners across the value chain to reduce our collective impact on climate change. Each of our businesses has its own sustainability roadmap, based on its sector and the geographies in which they operate.

Global Quality, Environment, Health, Safety & Security Policy Standards

Agility is committed to delivering consistently high standards of quality, service, and safety. We aim to achieve this through sustainable practices, operational resilience, environmental protection, robust processes, and protecting stakeholder assets.

Partnering For Progress

Agility is a founding member of the First Mover’s Coalition, launched by the World Economic Forum to scale procurement and development of net-zero technology. We are also part of the Road Freight Zero coalition, designed to advance the deployment of zero emission fleets and infrastructure by 2030.

Business in Transition

We are committed to quantifying and reducing our environmental footprint across our business. Each of our subsidiaries has a different level of impact and control over their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as other environmental issues such as water and waste, and as such, an individual sustainability roadmap. Following a period of significant change for the structure of our business, we are strengthening our data systems to enable consistent compilation of comparable data from across our most material subsidiaries, Menzies, Tristar and Agility Logistics Parks (ALP). It is important to note that our 2022 GHG emissions are not comparable to 2021 due to the the acquisition of Menzies and HG Storage, and Agility will report a full emissions baseline in 2023 when the integrations of these businesses are complete.

Agility Group Total GHG Emissions in 2022

Scope 1 emissions (tonnes CO2e)
Scope 2 emissions (tonnes CO2e)
Scope 3 emissions (tonnes CO2e)
Gross Total Emissions: 2,148,004

1Emissions are reported proportional to Agility’s share of ownership; in particular, only 65% of Tristar’s total emissions are shown here. Menzies emissions are calculated proportionally to the length of ownership (five months in 2022). For a complete breakdown of Trisar and Menzies Scope 3 emissions, the two entities most comprehensively reporting Scope 3 emissions, please view page 23 of Menzies 2022 Sustainability report and page 144 of Tristar’s sustainability report.

Current Emissions Across Our Businesses

Businesses Scope 1 (KG CO2) Scope 2 (KG CO2) Scope 3 (CO2) Total (CO2) Tons % of Group CO2 Tons
Tristar 55,229 1,536 2,010,142 2,066,907 96.23%
Menzies 36,648 8,035 9 44,692 2.08%
UPAC 6 11,777 4,305 16,088 0.75%
GCC 7,399 1,059 2,158 10,616 0.49%
Shipa Delivery 3,625 827 1,257 5,709 0.27%
ALP 518 2,367 970 3,855 0.18%
GCS 0.00 66 24 90 0.00%
Shipa Ecomm 0.00 36 11 47 0.00%
MRC N/R N/R N/R 0.00 0.00%
Shipa Freight N/R N/R N/R 0.00 0.00%
Total 103,425 25,703 2,018,876 2,148,004 100%

Scope 3 emissions for Tristar are included, as well as limited Scope 3 emissions information from Menzies, which will improve its Scope 3 reporting in 2023. ALP, GCC, Agility Corporate and our other companies are not reporting Scope 3 emissions this year except as a factor of upstream emissions from fuel and electricity consumption.

Environmental Highlights Across Our Businesses

  • Our biggest business, Menzies Aviation, has set science-based targets to achieve net zero across all three scopes by 2045.
  • This includes taking an electric-first approach to procurement of new group support equipment (GSE). Menzies added 140+ electric units in 2022, with 100+ on order for 2023.
  • Menzies is also contributing to industry partnerships to help accelerate adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) and push them to 10% of global fuel supply by 2030 (they are currently 1%). These partnerships include the Clean Skies Alliance and the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP).

  • Our Tristar liquid logistics business is looking to support the UAE’s 2050 net zero target.
  • Tristar is pursuing solar installations in warehouses and efficiency in its shipping operations.
  • Tristar reduced over 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions in 2022 through adoption of renewables and LED lights, use of alternative fuels like LNG Ruby, electrification of corporate vehicles, tree planting and more.
  • As of the end of 2022, 14% of Tristar’s total electricity consumption comes from renewable sources.
  • Tristar is exploring new industry innovations, engineering technologies, and alternate fuels to improve the fuel efficiency of its vessels and reduce its carbon emission as part of the energy transition.
  • Tristar has implemented waste reduction programs and uses responsible waste disposal practices where waste is segregated at source and disposed of as per its characteristics.
  • Tristar consumes a significant quantity of water across its operations. The organization has implemented water-efficient fixtures and optimized tanker cleaning processes to reduce water consumption. Tristar also ensures proper treatment and disposal of wastewater to minimize environmental impact.
  • Tristar is a founding member of the First Movers Coalition, an initiative to decarbonize heavy industry. One of the coalition’s goals is to have at least 5% of deep-sea shipping powered by zero emissions fuels by 2030.

  • Our Agility Logistics Parks (ALP) business is building new warehousing complexes with sustainability features.
  • ALP’s Riyadh logistics park in Saudi Arabia was the first warehousing facility in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to receive EDGE Advanced certification as a green building. The construction is at least 40% more energy efficient than the national average and is a ‘zero-carbon ready’ structure. Following EDGE-certification of the Riyadh logistics park, other sites in Ivory Coast, India and other countries are in progress.
  • The Kuwait South Village logistics project incorporates high-level specifications and world-leading standards. The development’s planned district cooling system, Kuwait’s first in the logistics industry, will reduce electricity consumption from air conditioning by more than 40% compared to traditional air-conditioning systems.

  • GCC’s comprehensive water management program ensures prioritization of water efficiency and reduced consumption where possible. The company regularly engages with suppliers, local communities and other stakeholders to implement best practice and protect water resources, and aims to set water consumption targets by early 2024.
  • Emissions are measured and tracked in real time using digital tracking software. Camp sites are powered by solar panels where possible.

  • Shipa Ecommerce is partnering with a specialist waste management firm to recycle and refurbish undelivered packages.
  • Shipa Freight is partnering with an emissions calculation platform to enable customers to understand and mitigate delivery carbon footprint.
  • Shipa Delivery is partnering with a major customer to introduce hybrid vehicles in Kuwait for last mile deliveries.

See Past Environment Case Studies

Find out more about past environmental initiatives across Agility. Some of these case studies refer to the Global Integrated Logistics business that has since been sold to DSV.