The international transport and logistics provider has become a member of the UN Global Compact, a United Nations initiative that strives to encourage companies worldwide to adopt and report on sustainable and socially responsible policies.
In the year of cargo-partner’s 40th anniversary, the global transport and info-logistics provider has officially joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. “Our 40-year journey is not just a testament to our growth, but also to our enduring commitment to environmental and social responsibility,” said Stefan Krauter, Founder and CEO of cargo-partner. “By joining the UN Global Compact, we affirm our dedication to promoting sustainability in the logistics sector, enforcing responsible business practices, and contributing to a more sustainable future globally.”
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative that aims to encourage companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance societal goals. The initiative was officially launched in the year 2000 and currently has 13,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders in over 170 countries. Participants are held accountable through regular reporting and encouraged to drive change through innovative solutions and partnerships.
Making sustainability a priority
cargo-partner has been a pioneer in adopting eco-friendly alternatives and setting ambitious emission targets to minimize its carbon footprint. cargo-partner’s iLogistics Center near the Vienna airport, opened in 2018 and constructed using award-winning wooden architecture, exemplifies the company’s commitment to sustainability. A growing number of photovoltaic installations at cargo-partner locations worldwide contribute to the logistics provider’s efforts to harness renewable energy. In addition, the company actively supports the development of fuel-efficient aircraft, electric trucks, and many other projects aimed at promoting the transition to sustainable transport and logistics technologies across the globe.
Standardized processes, streamlined collaboration
cargo-partner holds ISO 14001 certifications in multiple countries, reflecting its high standards for environmental management, while numerous digitalization initiatives have led to a significant reduction in resource consumption. The company’s stringent quality assurance process ensures collaboration only with carriers meeting the highest standards in eco-friendly transport technologies. Furthermore, cargo-partner actively assists its clients in monitoring and reducing their carbon footprint, supporting them in achieving their sustainability goals.
“The global climate crisis is one of the most important challenges of our time, and our dedication to sustainability remains unwavering. We will continue to minimize our environmental impact and support all stakeholders in making their operations more sustainable. Together, we are building a better world for both current and future generations,” added Stefan Krauter.