Expeditors is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States of America. In 2021 its revenue was USD 16.52 billion. Expeditors is a logistics and freight forwarding company that operates globally across a network of over 250 locations in more than 100 countries.
Expeditors has not set any emissions reduction targets. The company has committed to set a target in 2022 however this will only cover scope 1 and 2 emissions. The company should develop a long-term target that aligns with its 1.5°C pathway and covers all its emissions including scope 3 emissions from subcontracted activity. Additionally, the company should set intermediate targets at gaps of no more than five years to incentivise near-term action on longer-term goals.
Although Expeditors has implemented board-level oversight of climate change it has not developed a low-carbon transition plan . The company should establish a time-bound plan that outlines how it will transition to a low-carbon economy. This should include medium and long-term targets, verifiable and quantifiable key performance indicators and financial commitments. The plan should be informed by scenario analysis to ensure that the plan’s ambition is aligned with the company’s 1.5°C pathway.
Expeditors actively engages with 10% of its customers on collaboration and innovation projects, specifically targeting emission reduction. However, the company does not disclose any data related to reductions in client emissions achieved through this collaboration. The company should expand this initiative to cover all its clients and set targets for reductions in client emissions. Additionally, the company should set out a clear strategy to promote its low-carbon solutions to customers. This could include providing financial incentives such as discounts or marketing campaigns.
Expeditors receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Expeditors has not set any emissions reduction targets and there is no evidence of any significant initiatives to reduce its emissions. The company has implemented board-level oversight of climate change but has not developed a transition plan .
Expeditors has set no emission reduction targets. However, it does plan to set a scope 1 and 2 emissions target in 2022 . The company has not developed a vision, qualitative or quantitative, of what its business will look like in a low-carbon future.
Expeditors engages with its customers and suppliers on emission reduction. It collects environmental data from 80% of its suppliers and includes environmental criteria in its selection process for suppliers.
Expeditors acknowledges climate change but does not disclose a strategy to reduce its emissions or to influence its subcontractors to reduce their emissions. The company has not integrated climate change into its business model.
No evidence was found of the company’s commitment to social dialogue or of the categories of stakeholders the company engages with on a just transition. Furthermore, no evidence was found to demonstrate the company’s ongoing social dialogue and meaningful engagement with affected stakeholders.
No evidence was found of the company undertaking low-carbon transition planning to mitigate the social impacts of the transition on workers, affected stakeholders and its business relationships. Additionally, no evidence was found to demonstrate the company’s engagement in social dialogue or engagement with stakeholders in its just transition planning.
No public commitment by the company was found stating its intention to create and support access to green and decent jobs as part of the low-carbon transition. Moreover, no evidence was found of the company’s action to promote these jobs in a way that ensures gender balance and inclusion of vulnerable groups. Additionally, no relevant disclosure was found of the company’s assessment of employment dislocation risks.
No public commitment by the company was found stating its intention to reskill and upskill workers displaced by the transition to a low-carbon economy. Additionally, no evidence was found that the company reskills and upskills workers in a way that ensures gender balance and inclusion of vulnerable groups.
No relevant disclosure was found to show if the company identifies impacts of the low-carbon transition on social protection for workers and affected stakeholders, nor how it contributes to social protection. Additionally, no evidence was found that the company expects its business relationships to contribute to the social protection of their workers and affected stakeholders.
No relevant disclosure was found to show how the company identifies any misalignment of its lobbying activities with policies and regulations that support the just transition, nor of the measures it takes to address misalignment. Furthermore, no evidence was found that the company lobbies for policies and regulations for green and decent job creation; retention, education and reskilling; and social protection for workers.
No evidence was found of a company commitment to respect human rights or all of the ILO fundamental rights at work. Furthermore, the company can strengthen its disclosure on its human rights due diligence process and engagement with affected stakeholders. The company does, however, have a grievance mechanism available to workers and external stakeholders.
While the company commits to respecting the health and safety of its workers, no evidence was found of a company expectation of the same commitment of its business relationships. The company discloses that 30% of its board members are female. However, it can strengthen its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the broad sense. Additionally, the company can increase disclosure on its living wage and working hours practices, as well as on its collective bargaining and workforce diversity fundamentals.
The company commits to protecting personal data. However, no evidence was found of a privacy statement regarding the collection, sharing and access to personal data of employees and customers. While the company has a policy prohibiting bribery and corruption, it can increase disclosure regarding anti-bribery and anti-corruption clauses in its contracts with business relationships. The company specifies that it does not make political contributions. Yet, it can strengthen disclosure on its lobbying activity, as well as on its global tax strategy.