Greener Operations

Our direct carbon footprint comes from the electricity we use to power our warehouses and the fuel we use to drive our trucks. We do our best to minimize our impact and drive innovation for improved environmental performance.

Our Goal

25% reduction

IN OUR EMISSIONS FOOTPRINT BY 2025

(against a 2016 baseline)

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Our Progress

With direct emissions down 8% from 2016, we are on target to reach our goal. We’ve also reduced our carbon footprint by 23% since we started recording in 2011.

DIRECT CO2E EMISSIONS BY YEAR AND TYPE*

(Thousands of Metric Tons of CO2e)

Featured Environmental Initiatives

SUSTAINABLE WAREHOUSE FEATURES

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Warehouse orientation is considered to avoid direct sun light and maintain low thermal heating (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey,Bahrain)

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Double glazed windows (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, Pakistan)
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Xeriscaping incorporated with planting draught resistant trees with drip irrigation system (UAE, Saudi Arabia)

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Factory made aluminum sandwich walls and roof panels for better insulation (All Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia)

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Paved roads are made of locally manufactured asphalt that has low embodied energy of 4930 MJ/m3 as opposed to commonly used the concrete interlock bricks which have 5170 MJ/m3 (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)

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Filon Skylights to stop UV and reduce heat by 85% (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt)

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Dock shelters and sealed dock levelers (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan)

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Light exterior paint colors for better reflection (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)

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LED lighting to improve energy efficiency (All Africa)
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Locally available natural sand is used to achieve road leveling which avoids back filling and import of external back filling material (UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman)

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Warehouse orientation is considered to avoid direct sun light and maintain low thermal heating (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey,Bahrain)
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Double glazed windows (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, Pakistan)
3
Xeriscaping incorporated with planting draught resistant trees with drip irrigation system (UAE, Saudi Arabia)
4
Factory made aluminum sandwich walls and roof panels for better insulation (All Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia)
5
Paved roads are made of locally manufactured asphalt that has low embodied energy of 4930 MJ/m3 as opposed to commonly used the concrete interlock bricks which have 5170 MJ/m3 (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)
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Filon Skylights to stop UV and reduce heat by 85% (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt)
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Dock shelters and sealed dock levelers (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan)
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Light exterior paint colors for better reflection (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)
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LED lighting to improve energy efficiency (All Africa)

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Locally available natural sand is used to achieve road leveling which avoids back filling and import of external back filling material (UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman)
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50% reduction in energy usage at two Dubai facilities

The Middle East, where we have our largest operational footprint, is a climate hotspot. Cheap, abundant fossil fuels means electricity consumed there typically generates more carbon-equivalent emissions per kilowatt hour than in other regions.

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69% or more reduction in electricity usage at data centers

Since 2011, Agility has been working to reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions from our data centers/servers in Irvine, California and Leeds, UK. In Irvine, an original virtualization and consolidation project in 2011 reduced the server totals by over 60%.

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Agility Kuwait Management Building achieved LEED Silver Certification

The Agility Management Building, which was finalized in January 2017, was built with state-of-the-art sustainability features that maximizes the use of natural light while improving overall cooling efficiency and energy use.

Ecovadis

Agility is rated in the top 4% of our industry for environmental sustainability and top 18% of all suppliers by Ecovadis.

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Greener Supply Chains

As a freight forwarder, over 95% of our total carbon footprint is generated by shipments on airplanes, ships, trains or trucks that Agility does not own or operate. Collaboration is key, so we work with shippers, carriers and other supply chain partners to drive a transition to low carbon supply chains.

*Figures shown are best available, self-reported data on electricity and fuel usage from 75% of our largest operations (about 25 countries). Despite our best efforts to achieve a full-coverage, accurate carbon footprint, discrepancies persist. For more information, please refer to our latest CSR report.