Sustainability Projects

GCC Services sees its work in remote regions as an opportunity to influence a better way of doing business, including setting a high standard for human rights and labor standards of its suppliers, implementing good environmental practices, and training local employees. As a provider of bulk food for the United Nations in Darfur, Sudan; Abyei, Sudan; and Cyprus, GCC Services sought to hire as many local employees as possible, providing needed income for families that had suffered through conflict.

Youth & Education

A global electronics leader challenged Agility with how to address reduce the carbon footprint of their shipments while managing growth in the dynamic Middle East market. Agility analyzed the shipments and products to see which were well-suited to switch from air freight to ocean freight. Switching from air to ocean increased shipment time significantly, but can reduce costs and emissions by over 90%, depending on the trade lane. Agility’s proposed solution for one trade lane would increase travel time from one day to 22 days, but reduce cost and emissions by more than 98%. For a second trade lane, the Agility solution increased travel time from 1 to 24 days, but reduced cost by 65% and emissions by 78%

Emissions

Supply Chain

A global automotive customer needed help improving the reliability and environmental impact of its supply chains from China to the West Coast of the US. A careful analysis of the customer’s supply chain revealed a few key opportunities for improvement. In a multi-faceted optimization project, Agility’s supply chain solution team proposed buyer consolidation in China to reduce the total number of consolidation points, which would also facilitate load optimization. Shipments were re-routed away from less efficient ports, allowing for better consolidation at destination and creating opportunities to double stack containers for inland rail transport. The comprehensive solution saved the customer 24% on logistics costs, reduced total shipment time by at least one day, and as much as 17 days, with shipments arriving four days faster on average. The solution also reduced emissions by 9% overall. 

Emissions

Supply Chain

A technology company tasked Agility with reducing its carbon footprint for intra-Europe transport. It’s existing shipments were performed by truck. Based on the existing distribution network, Agility was able to propose multiple routing options on key trade lanes that would utilize lower-emissions modes of rail and barge, with only small increases in travel times. Switching to rail reduced emissions by 58%, and costs by 19%, while increasing travel time from 1 to 3 days. Switching from truck to barge reduced emissions by 68%, and costs by 30%, while increasing travel times from 1 to 5 days.

Emissions

Supply Chain

For a retail customer sending goods from Asia to North America, Agility introduced a range of improvements to their supply chain, including buyer consolidation at point of origin as well as load optimization. Improvements to the purchase order process and the vendor management systems were also part of this project, which reduced emissions by 9%, costs by 18% and average transport time by 11%.

Emissions

Supply Chain

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, announced that it has invested $35 million in Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, a blank-check company that will target businesses offering sustainable solutions in clean energy, healthcare, financial technology, industrials, mobility and emerging technology. Queen’s Gambit’s all-female management team is led by CEO Victoria Grace, a New York-based venture capitalist and Founding Partner of Colle Capital. The special purpose acquisition company is supported by an all-female Board with diverse industry experience.

Green Tech

Supply Chain

Hyliion Inc., a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, announced today the launch of its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, fully electric powertrain delivering superior performance, emissions reductions and cost-savings to the global trucking industry.

Emissions

Supply Chain

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is the first logistics company in Abu Dhabi to operate double-trailer trucks, which will improve operational efficiencies for its customers and reduce emissions by cutting the number of trips made.

Emissions

Fuel

Supply Chain

At Agility Egypt, our employees found creative ways to upcycle waste from around the warehouse. Instead of using new materials to build a worker rest area, the team constructed tables and benches using old pallets. Used truck tires were painted to create a garden that beautifies the spot, and an old container became a useful place to sort and organize waste for recycling.

Environment

Waste

Agility donated a 20-foot refrigerated shipping container to the UN Global Logistics Cluster to enable humanitarian organizations to store cholera medication to help protect the Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar and living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Disaster Response

Humanitarian Operations

Following the flood in Kerala, an Agility employee was among these first responders, traveling nearly 35 km to bring his boat and assist local citizen rescue teams to help save the lives of more than 50 individuals affected by the flooding; venturing into pockets where even state deployed personnel could not reach.

Disaster Response

Humanitarian Operations

In response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia in September, the UN Global Logistics Cluster was activated. The LET were asked to move cargo, including shelter materials, life support, food, health, and water/sanitation materials, into the disaster affected area, and to design an operational supply chain for national and international humanitarian aid organizations – putting their training to immediate use.

Disaster Response

Humanitarian Operations

AES team in Hyderabad has been supporting the Good Shepherd Children’s Home for the past four years, donating groceries and supplies to cover the needs for more than 70 children who are in need of basic essentials to maintain a decent standard of living.

Health

56 Agility Pakistan employees donated blood to the Fatimid Foundation, a local non-profit that helps thalassemia patients receive free blood transfusions and treatments.

Health

An Agility employee completed a project helping an Albanian nonprofit restore homes, distribute food packages, and build playgrounds among other things to more than 180 families, children, and orphans, after eight months of preparation.

Youth & Education

Agility Romania helped the Local Scouts Center collect, package and distribute school supplies, clothes, and computers to the Frasinet School and kindergarten that hosts 200 children, between the ages of two and 14.

Youth & Education

1 6 7 8 9 10 11