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Logistics company donations will fund refugee outreach center and job matching KUWAIT – July 7, 2021 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has renewed its partnership agreement with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to help fund programmes supporting vulnerable refugees in Jordan and Malaysia.

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Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is partnering with the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped (KSH), the first charitable Society in Kuwait that provides services to children with disabilities from all nationalities at no cost. Through this collaboration, KSH will build the first sensory gym following international standards in Kuwait by the end of 2021. Agility’s donation will allow KSH to outfit the sensory gym in the “Children’s Rehabilitation Unit” with clinical equipment and furniture designed to improve users’ sense of movement, body positioning, balance and spatial awareness. KSH therapists will be able to guide users through activities intended to increase fine motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness.

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More than 80 Agility employees around the world participated in Earth Day activities in 2021 with 11 recipes shared, and more than 280 trees, flowers and herbs planted.    Each year on April 22, Agility employees participate in Earth Day activities, but due to the pandemic we asked our colleagues to participate virtually. We received photos from more than 80 employees in Abu Dhabi, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, and USA, who shared 11 of their favorite vegetarian recipes, planted more than 280 flowers, trees and herbs, joined two clean-up activities in their communities, and participated in Earth Hour.

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Agility Kuwait partnered with United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company and of Agility's infrastructure companies, and The Basket, a local non-profit, to distribute food packages to more than 830 families in low income communities in Kuwait.

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Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has donated the transportation of nine tons of medical materials from China to Uganda for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo. The donation, through One Million Kilos, Chapter 1 of Qatar Airways Cargo’s sustainability program “WeQare” included more than 50,000 surgical kits to be used at hospitals and medical centers in Kampala, Uganda. In China, Agility’s teams received, inspected and packaged the materials for export. The cargo was flown to Kampala, Uganda, by Qatar Airways Cargo; upon arrival, Agility facilitated customs clearance and delivered the goods to UNHCR.

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​2020 has been an extraordinary year. Because of COVID-19, millions of children around the world have not been able to attend school. This year, we pivoted our education partnerships to focus on digital access to education to give kids a chance to continue their studies, even in the most difficult circumstances. This short video gives you an overview of how Agility teams around the world have helped make an impact. 

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Agility Colombia donated computers to support 150 youths utilizing YMCA and Fundacion Nueva Vida Para Todos facilities. Students with no other access to computers to continue their education use the organizations’ resources to complete their coursework. Agility Colombia donated 15 desktops to the organizations to support the students’ education. Agility also supported the Nueva Vida foundation in 2019 with 13 desktops, and provided the organization with funding to purchase essential items for the students’ families, more than 600 individuals, during a COVID-19 related lockdown in 2020.

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Since 2019, Agility Sri Lanka has worked with the Sri Lankan Army to support the refurbishment of a school that hosts 174 students in a remote northern village that houses internally displaced persons. The team started by hiring a construction crew to rebuild the school’s washroom facility and added water filters for clean drinking water. In 2020, they started to build a classroom and computer lab, outfitted the room, repaired and purchased nine computers, and installed Wi-Fi routers.

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Agility, a leading global logistics provider, and Aflatoun International, an NGO specializing in life skills and financial education around the world, announced a partnership that will increase educational opportunities for more than 560,000 students, with at least half of the opportunities created for female students. Agility’s support will fund the development and translation of Aflatoun’s “AflaYouth” financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum into Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian. “AflaYouth”gives students, aged 16-24, access to both online and in-person training, support, mentoring and learning during their transition into the formal labor market, or as they launch an entrepreneurial career. Aflatoun will also develop teachers’ training manuals for the curriculum.

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Agility India supported several different organizations and schools with educational and health initiatives in 2020, reaching more than 650 individuals with their contributions. In longstanding partnerships with the St. Joseph’s Night School, Seed Foundation, and the Pathway Foundation, Agility India supported more than 200 individuals through donating laptops, providing soft skills computer training, paying teachers’ salaries and fees, and donating essential food items to families supported by the organizations.

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When COVID-19 brought the world to a halt, Agility donated services to keep essential cargo moving.

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Following the Port of Beirut explosion on August 4, 2020, Agility provided support to a number of humanitarian partners.

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Clean energy initiatives will include one of the largest solar-roof developments in the region In November of 2020, Agility announced solar projects in Dubai and Jordan that will eventually cut the company’s carbon footprint in the region by 5%. At Agility’s regional headquarters in Dubai, the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant involves the installation of 17,500 panels at three sites with the capacity to generate nearly 8 megawatts of power at peak. The installation will include a 5.45 MW system at two sites in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and a 2.6 MW system at the Dubai Investment Park. Once complete, Agility’s solar PV system will generate enough electricity to cover 60% of the energy requirements at the sites and save an estimated 8,838 tons of CO2 each year, roughly equivalent to the emissions generated by trucking 18,000 fully-loaded containers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

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Agility’s Paperless Branch initiatives involved the implementation of an integrated document management system, which provides a central repository for all job-related documents. This isn’t just good for the tracking and fidelity of job information, as well as operational efficiency, it’s also good for the environment.

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Agility offices across the globe have joined the Waste-Free Agility campaign to eliminate the use of single-use plastic water bottles and paper coffee cups. The Waste-Free Agility campaign calls on our facilities to meaningfully reduce or eliminate an important waste stream through changes in behaviour.

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Over the last decade, Agility USA has raised over USD$3.3 million for disabled veterans. Since 2008, Agility USA has organized the Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open Day to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Donations are used to help disabled veterans pursue meaningful careers. PVA uses the funds to provide free, one-on-one counseling and support to any veteran, family member or caregiver. It also offers assistance to employers committed to hiring veterans.

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