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A highlight of Panalpina’s sustainability work is Global Sustainable Action Week. Each year, all Panalpina locations plan a series of activities to highlight Panalpina’s commitment to helping local communities address sustainability-related challenges. In 2017, employees participated in close to 400 separate activities across all Panalpina facilities, including clothing and food collection drives, e-waste collection, charity runs, tree-planting exercises, and programs to assist children and people with disabilities.
In addition to Global Sustainable Action Week, many of the Panalpina locations carry out community outreach and sustainability programs on a regular basis. As one example, employees in Thailand helped to clean up a nearby beach, planted trees, and provided equipment for children at a local school.
For more information on these activites, see the Panalpina Integrated Management Report 2017.
Panapina has held an annual event dedicated to sustainability since 2014. In September 2016, Panalpina employees in all regions rolled up their sleeves to volunteer in their communities for Global Sustainable Action Week. The events focused on a range of topics from improving our environment to personal health and community improvement. To help make a difference, team members participated in events such as planting trees, donating blood, helping out at schools and social centers, and running to collect donations for charities. Partnering with various charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Plan International, and UNICEF, Panalpina held almost 400 activities in 60 locations.
In 2015, Panalpina held its first Global Sustainable Action Day, an event dedicated to highlighting Panalpina’s commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement around the world. Following similar events in previous years, Panalpina employees engaged in a wide range of activities, including volunteering for local charities, collecting food and clothing for people in need, and participating in cleaning and restoration work in local parks and natural areas.
Around the world, over 500 activities were organized by the local Panalpina offices. The activities were planned with local environmental or community needs in mind, and consisted of a wide range of charitable, volunteer and educational programs.
For more information on what activities took place across the globe, please download our Corporate Sustainability Report 2015.