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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Featured Environmental Initiatives

Agility Singapore installs solar to cover 100% of electricity needs

In November 2019, Agility Singapore made the move to 100% renewable electricity by installing solar panels on the rooftops of all of our facilities. 

Paperless Branch initiative saves time and trees

Agility’s Paperless Branch initiatives involved the implementation of an integrated document management system, which provides a central repository for all job-related documents.

Waste-Free Agility movement away from single-use plastic and paper

Agility offices across the globe have joined the Waste-Free Agility campaign to eliminate the use of single-use plastic water bottles and paper coffee cups. 

Upcycling at Agility Egypt

At Agility Egypt, our employees found creative ways to upcycle waste from around the warehouse. Instead of using new materials to build a worker rest area, the team constructed tables and benches using old pallets.

Agility Spain commits to source 100% renewable energy in 2019

This June, Agility Spain has committed to source 100% renewable energy for all facilities (offices and warehouses). The renewable sourcing guarantee comes in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Nexus Energía, a renewable energy provider active in Spain, Portugal and Germany.

NAS Uganda launches eco-friendly vehicles at Entebbe International Airport

National Aviation Services (NAS) has joined the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric forklifts and tractors into its operations in the country.

High Volume, Low Speed fans keep employees cool and save on energy

Our increasingly warmer world has an impact on the safety and comfort of our employees, as well as our energy costs. Agility Hong Kong invested in four industrial High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans that cool down the high temperature of the warehouses on hot summer days, keeping employees comfortable.

Agility Spain commits to source 100% renewable energy in 2019

This June, Agility Spain has committed to source 100% renewable energy for all facilities (offices and warehouses). The renewable sourcing guarantee comes in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Nexus Energía, a renewable energy provider active in Spain, Portugal and Germany.

NAS Uganda launches eco-friendly vehicles at Entebbe International Airport

National Aviation Services (NAS) has joined the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric forklifts and tractors into its operations in the country.

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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.

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Our Progress

In 2019, Agility’s direct emissions were down 5% from 2016 levels. In a typical year, electricity emissions account for two-thirds of total emissions. Fuel emissions account for the remaining third.

DIRECT CO2e EMISSIONS BY YEAR AND TYPE*

(Thousands of Metric Tons of CO2e)

Ecovadis

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

More from Environment

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.

Since we started reporting in 2011, the coverage, accuracy and regularity of our reports has improved progressively. Since 2017, our emissions reduction target baseline year, 21 new country operations have begun submitting data on fuel and electricity usage. In coming years, we aim to set Science-based Targets, which will most likely require us to adjust our emissions values from 2016-2019 based on emissions previously not reported. For any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]