Our approach to sustainability is rooted in our corporate values: safe, inclusive, entrepreneurial, innovative and respectful. Our commitment to sustainability helped us weather one of the most challenging years in history, while still delivering for our customers. By adapting to the needs of our employees, customers, communities and shareholders, we delivered one of our strongest performances ever.
Safety is a fundamental value that guides XPO. This was never truer than in 2020 as we prioritized the safety of employees above all else.
We take enormous pride in creating workplaces where employees feel respected, acknowledged and understood.
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged our company, our customers and our industry to innovate more quickly than ever before. Our culture of collaboration and problem solving helped us rise to the occasion and defined our work in 2020.
We believe great technology in the hands of highly engaged employees is the ultimate way to spur new growth, improve our services and shape how business can meet customer needs.
Our success is built on respect, which we demonstrate by listening to our customers, business partners, investors and one another.
Environmental, Social and Governance Scorecard
In 2020, we developed an ESG scorecard to provide a progressive means of evaluating the management of ESG initiatives and incentivizing long-term, successive achievements.
We’re proud of how we met 2020’s unprecedented challenges. As we maintained our integrated safety infrastructure, we also enhanced employee safety protocols through rapid PPE distribution, social distancing, a face mask protocol and modified customer interactions.
A major pillar of our safety performance is our Road to Zero program, which aims to achieve zero occupational injuries and illnesses while also ensuring employee emotional security in the workplace.
Among our many partnerships, we’re proud to support DSWorkfit, an organization that connects employers with individuals with Down’s syndrome. We’re lucky to have 10 Workfit-affiliated employees on our team.
Grow at XPO provides employees with a clear path to pursue new jobs at XPO, earn higher compensation and assume increased responsibility within the company. One of our Supply Chain supervisors shares her ongoing success at XPO.
98% of our European fleet is compliant with Euro V, EEV and Euro VI standards. This year, we added 80 natural gas trucks to our European fleet, bringing the total to 225. In 2021, we’ll switch to 100% premium diesel.
We use thousands of robots to complement the work of our employees, helping them work more safely while improving the efficiency and productivity of our operations. This output helped us handle the surge in e-commerce volumes related to the pandemic.
Technologies like XPO Connect present real opportunities for sustainability. Through truckload optimization and digital monitoring of driver behavior, we can improve driving activity and optimize training. We can also use big data to predict volumes and needed capacity, along with algorithms that allocate the right resources to the required services.
In 2020, our board elected to elevate sustainability by creating the Nominating, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee, which provides oversight of, and engagement with, management on our sustainability strategies, performance and external disclosures, including material ESG matters.
Last year, we created the European Sustainability Steering Committee to provide strategic guidance and direction to the company’s sustainability roadmap.
We’re working to install solar panels at two sites in New Jersey that will have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 3,755 metric tons annually, enough to supply electricity to more than 600 homes for one year.
“As you read our 2020 Sustainability Report, you’ll get a sense of how comprehensively we define corporate sustainability in terms of operational excellence, innovation and a progressive employment environment. We’ll continue to seek out new ways to deepen our impact — more long-tenured employees, lower emissions, groundbreaking innovations and countless other outcomes that make a difference. And, we’ll continue to track and report on our progress.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Most Admired Company for three straight years
Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partner for five straight years
Worldwide Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Worldwide 3PL Leaders
50 Best Companies to Work for in Spain for second straight year
Named one of the Most Socially Responsible Companies in France
Green Supply Chain Award
Winning “W” Company for Gender Diversity of our board of directors
Rated 85 out of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index
2020 Top Diversity Employer
Bronze-level Military Friendly Employer
Received a Silver medal