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Our green ambition

At Link Logistics, our brand promise is to deliver responsible solutions to all our customers by focusing on the environmental challenges we face today – and those awaiting us tomorrow.

 

We strive hard to combine our business aims with our understanding of the most pressing sustainability challenges, where we believe Link Logistics has the potential to make a real and lasting contribution to change.

 

Our commitment is based on internationally agreed areas of sustainable development: social, environmental, and economic. As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we embrace the 10 principles listed by the UN Global Compact and made operational through the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD).

 

Operating in the logistics industry comes with an enormous responsibility, and supporting the SDGs points us in the right direction as to which projects are crucial to focus on to improve an organization’s footprint. At Link, we focus on SDGs 5, 8, 9, and 13, as these are the areas where we can contribute most to support the development.

Our contribution to the SDGs

Initiatives & Partnerships

UN Global Compact & the SDGs

Link joined the UN Global Compact in 2021. A requirement for our participation is that we produce an annual report that details our work to embed the Ten Universal Principles in our strategies and operations, as well as efforts to support societal priorities and commitment to sustainability. The initiative approved our first report in October 2021.
Furthermore, We systematically assess and report on our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of our sustainability strategy. The areas where we can contribute most to support the development, and thus the SDGs that we focus on at Link are 'Gender Equality', 'Decent Work and Economic Growth', 'Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure', 'Climate Action' (SDGs 5, 8, 9, and 13).

 

Science Based Targets initiative

 

In May 2022, Link applied to join the Science Based Targets initiative by committing to the SBTI's streamlined and predefined routes for small and medium enterprises. Thus, we have committed to setting ambitious science-based targets to support limiting global warming to 1.5°C following the Paris Agreement.

While we await final confirmation and approval from the SBTi, we have committed to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 38% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.

Increasing Positive Impacts

Concrete initiatives in progress

  • Focus on merits and competencies in the recruiting process and ensure there is no (unconscious) bias in both the searching, promoting, and hiring process.
  • Work on creating and maintaining an inclusive culture by working with all management levels to prevent potential biases in the promotion processes and the benefits and salary negotiations.

Status on initiatives

  • HR is working directly with each department when recruiting to evaluate job postings, interview processes, and negotiations to prevent potential gender, race, and religious biases.
  • HR continued one-to-one meetings with all managers with employee responsibility to support the organizational development.
  • Conduct annual internal and external Impact Assessments to assess negative and positive impacts of Link Logistics’ operations on people and the work environment (among a broad range of other areas)
  • Conduct Work Engagement surveys to assess employee satisfaction and well-being. Based on the results, develop department-specific action plans for improvement in a shared effort between management and employees
  • Annually review and improvement of Business Relationship Code of Conduct
  • Initiatives to address identified potential negative impacts on our people and the work environment (among many other areas) have been initiated. Creating a positive work environment during a pandemic has been of high focus. Close work and communication between management and employees was a key area to help maintain high morale and satisfaction.
  • During the integration, the focus has been on maintaining high employee satisfaction. Information, well-being, and engagement surveys have been executed, and the results have been used to identify and manage risk areas. In 2022 we will focus on maintaining a heavy flow of communication across the organization, as we have identified the lack of knowledge and information to be an important factor in low work engagement.
  • The Business Relationship CoC has been reviewed and approved by The Board of Directors. The strategy for implementation has been developed, and during 2022, it will be shared with key suppliers, and dialogues will be initiated to ensure commitment.
  • Continuous product development to ensure an increasingly flexible, customized, reliable, and sustainable product offering to meet customers’ demands both today and tomorrow
  • A sustainability strategy has been developed to emphasize sustainability and meet our customers’ growing demands. In 2022 we will work closely with our customers and suppliers to develop more sustainable products. We believe that close collaboration with our business relationships is the best way to find solutions.

 

 

Minimizing Negative Impacts

Concrete initiatives in progress

  • Seek to gather more actual CO2e data from suppliers to increase the maturity of the different Scopes and categories in the baseline calculations, as this will strengthen decision-making on carbon reduction initiatives.
  • Ensure product development and efforts to educate customers and provide them with the transparency needed to make informed decisions.
  • Ensure internal competency building to provide strong customer support and education around sustainable logistics.

Status on initiatives

  • in 2021 we gathered the data from Link and the former YOYO. To ensure transparency, we are analyzing the data separately and combined.
  • Several initiatives to reduce Scope 1 and 2 have been initiated in 2021 – including greener company cars, green electricity, and warehouse waste management. The actual data from suppliers will be used in 2022 to investigate initiatives specifically focused on reducing Scope 3 emissions
  • In 2021 we scoped several projects to help and educate our customers. We initiated projects to help them improve their operations and improve our transparency to help them make more educated choices.• As part of our sustainability strategy, internal initiatives have been developed to improve the sustainability competencies internally in Link. We have initiated management and employee workshops to educate in Links’ impact. Additionally, key people in the different part of the organization are increasingly being involved in specific sustainability initiatives that affect their area of business such as Warehouse are involved in waste management project, Operations are involved in the green pick up car initiative and much more.

Download our
sustainability report

It is our ambition to be open and transparent with all our stakeholders about our progress towards meeting our sustainability targets and 2025 ambition.

Since 2020, we have reported annually on Sustainability and work systematically to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in our sustainable identity and how we report on these matters.

Governance
& Policy

Policy on Corporate Social Responsibility

To ensure Link acts as an ethical business, aware of our environmental, social, and financial impacts, we have developed a Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

Our responsible business conduct is based on managing potential and actual adverse impacts on areas for sustainable development.

The policy highlights Link's commitment to the development, as well as Link's expectations for both employees and business partners.

Code of Conduct

As a logistics company, we are collaborating with a high amount of business suppliers and partners around the world. We have a Business Relationships Code of Conduct to ensure excellent business relationships that comply with Link's values.

Our Business Relationships Code of Conduct is developed to ensure that our suppliers and partners share Link's expectations.

Link Logistics expects all of our business relationships to meet the globally agreed minimum standard for responsible business, as we see it as a part of our responsibility to require our business relationships to meet the criteria, as we are.

 

 

Amanda
Sandager
EA/Head of Sustainability & Communications

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