Panalpina’s sustainability reporting follows newest standard

Jul 2, 2014

In its latest effort to lead the logistics industry in sustainability, Panalpina has published its first standalone sustainability report. The 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report meets the latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) requirements, G4 “Core”, making it the most detailed and transparent disclosure of the company’s sustainability performance to date.

“Reducing the impact our vast global operations have on the environment is part of our daily work around the world and we want to use the most comprehensive tools to report on this success,” says Lindsay Zingg, globally responsible for Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) at Panalpina.


Panalpina has always reported on its sustainability work in its Annual Report, prepared in alignment with the previous G3 version of the GRI guidelines. But as its global sustainability initiatives have grown in importance, a standalone report was deemed necessary to highlight its continued progress in the field.


Over the years, Panalpina has continuously expanded its work in sustainability management, performance and reporting. The company’s PanGreen initiative, which drives its global sustainability efforts, has introduced novel capabilities regarding greenhouse gas management and reduction programs, both for Panalpina’s operations as well as for its customers.


Panalpina is the only logistics company in the world to achieve global OHSAS 18001 certification and when combined with its ISO 14001 certification, it has a solid foundation to continually manage its sustainability performance long term.


Panalpina’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report discusses metrics and performance. The G4 edition of the GRI guidelines demand increased transparency and disclosure of sustainability related information in great detail, depending on whether the topic was relevant to the company.


The report was prepared with the support of Sustainserv, an international sustainability consultancy based in Zurich Switzerland, and Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.