Expeditors International WA CSR 2008
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Expeditors International of Washington is a company dedicated to quality service with maximum employee and customer satisfaction. The company should be applauded on its proposed environmental initiatives including green house gas reduction goals, carbon footprint calculation, and participation the US EPA clean trucks program. However, while Expeditorsí website provides good qualitative environmental information, discussion of these topics is very brief. It would be extremely beneficial for Expeditors International to elaborate on the specifics of their environmental policy and action. Quantitative values regarding waste production/disposal, recycling, renewable energy, environmental monetary savings, etc. are not reported in any form. Employees would appear to be a top priority for Expeditors, however the corporate website does not provide any information on the specifics of employment regarding workforce profile, work hours, lost workday rates, or accident rates. A commitment to safety is mentioned in the Health, Safety, and Environmental statement, in the briefest form possible. Detail ought to be provided on specific company health and safety policies. The Code of Conduct very briefly mentions employee entitlement to community involvement. Expeditors international however does not appear to intimately support any sort of community involvement or education. Information on any direct company-community interaction would be beneficial. It would do wonders to the company image as well as sustainability score if it were to provide more environmental and social information, as well as elaborate on the material currently available. Analyzed by Teija Campbell Mortvedt, and posted to the web on 3/24/2009.
Need your goods moved expeditiously? Freight forwarder Expeditors International of Washington can help. As a freight forwarder, the company purchases air and ocean cargo space on a volume basis and resells that space to its customers at lower rates than they could obtain directly from the carriers. The company also acts as a customs broker for air and ocean freight shipped by its customers and offers supply chain management services. Expeditors operates from more than 200 facilities in more than 50 countries worldwide. More than half of the company's sales come from the Asia. Expeditors got its start in 1981 when it focused on airfreight shipments primarily from Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong to the US.
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925 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-5916
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