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GEODIS completes its acquisition of PEKAES

GEODIS finalized its acquisition of PEKAES after obtaining regulatory approval. This transaction consolidates GEODIS’ network in Poland and Eastern Europe.

“We are pleased to welcome PEKAES’ customers, employees and management to the GEODIS Group,” announced Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS. “This acquisition, in a target region for the Group’s development, is a major step towards reaching the goals laid out in our “Ambition 2023” strategic plan. GEODIS now has an increased presence in Europe’s third-largest logistics market, offering Polish companies tremendous international opportunities.”

Signature of the acquisition of PEKAES by GEODIS in Warsaw on February 1st, 2021, by Olivier Royer, GEODIS Executive Vice President for Road Transport

The acquisition expands GEODIS’ operations in Poland, as well as in the German market – Poland being an integral part of the German production chain – and in Central Europe as a whole.

Integration of the PEKAES business will be led by GEODIS’ Road Transport Line of Business, already firmly established in Poland. “This operation will allow us to develop our palletized freight network throughout Europe as we also develop further our abilities in the Polish domestic market,” explains Olivier Royer, GEODIS Executive Vice President for Road Transport. “PEKAES’ multimodal lines out of Poland represent a real growth opportunity for this mode of transport. They will supplement our lines in Western Europe, which are currently experiencing strong growth given our customers’ desire for transport with a low environmental impact.”

“We are opening a new chapter in PEKAES’ history. It provides many opportunities for our customers, partners and employees. Our customers can now benefit from the power of a global network to help them grow. For our teams, this means new growth opportunities in a strong international organization. We are delighted to join the GEODIS group, with whom we share the commitment to help our customers overcome their logistical constraints,” declared Maciej Bachman, CEO of PEKAES.

GEODIS now has nearly 1,500 employees at 29 sites in Poland, including some twenty hubs spread across the entire territory.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS had over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

PEKAES – pekaes.pl

PEKAES Group is a leading provider of transportation and logistics services, which includes the following companies: PEKAES Sp. z o.o., Chemikals Sp. z o.o., Spedycja Polska SPEDCONT Sp. z o.o.

PEKAES Sp. z o.o. is one of the largest companies in the TSL sector. PEKAES is committed to providing its customers with the most efficient management of their goods throughout the entire supply chain. We offer a complete warehouse space service, international and domestic LTL distribution, FTL, domestic, international, maritime, air and rail forwarding as well as bulk logistics and intermodal services.

Our group has one of the most efficient infrastructures of domestic distribution terminals, rail container and transshipment terminals in Poland and partnerships with organizations in all major European countries. PEKAES employs over 1,200 workers in its 20 Polish branches, 3 railway terminals and 6 logistics warehouses.

Our solutions are highly customized, integrating IT and continuous improvement of transportation operations, making us a provider of services of the highest quality. For more information on the PEKAES Group, please visit: pekaes.pl

GEODIS AirDirect Services Further Expanded

GEODIS, a leading global transport and logistics provider has confirmed the extension of its AirDirect service with the addition of a weekly flight from Shanghai to Guadalajara (PVG-GDL). The inaugural flight is planned on 3rd March.  It will be the only such direct service on this route.

The service is a permanent addition to GEODIS’ network linking China with Europe and North America and provides the only direct access to Mexico from North & Central China.  This enhancement complements the existing Hong Kong to Guadalajara (HKG-GDL) schedule, initiated in November 2019. It has also been expanded into the end of 2022. 

“The success of the AirDirect Mexico service over the past fifteen months has encouraged our investment in a direct Shanghai flight to add to our existing Hong Kong offer” explains GEODIS Senior Vice President of Global Airfreight, Stanislas Brun. “By constantly refining our services in response to the dynamic market forces currently on display, we continue to support our customer’s growth.  We are proud of the unique PVG-GDL offering which augments our nearly 700 AirDirect flights performed over the past 12 months.”

“We believe a freight partner who is controlling the transport service network, including flight operations, is a vital asset to Asian exporters,” says Onno Boots, GEODIS’ Regional President and CEO for Asia Pacific.  “This latest extension to AirDirect is part of an own controlled network (OCN) that provides seamless control over shipments within our multi-modal network throughout Asia.”

“Access to premier scheduled wide-body capacity provides our clients with better lead times and supply chain security for sensitive cargo, including lithium batteries. It also provides the growing Mexican General Cargo market with much required capacity” says Mike Honious, GEODIS’ Regional President and CEO for Americas.  “In addition, our Road Network services in Asia and on-carriage solutions to destinations throughout Mexico allow trustworthy end-to-end supply chain management for our customers.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

Fighting Climate Change: GEODIS among companies evaluated by CDP and ranked as “leaders”

For the second consecutive year, CDP has awarded global logistics provider GEODIS, the score of A- which is associated with companies who are environmental leaders. This result highlights in particular its approach to integrating its suppliers in its actions aimed at imposing stricter CO2 emissions standards for vehicles at the European Union level. For ten years now, the Group has pursued its goal of reducing the impact of its activities on the environment and fighting climate change.

Caption: Delivery for the last kilometre in Paris by electric truck, by the GEODIS Distribution & Express team

Evaluated every year since 2014, GEODIS has been awarded an A- score by CDP, an international not-for-profit charity, whose mission is to encourage companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Only 14% of the 5,800 companies assessed by CDP worldwide in 2020 received an equivalent or higher rating.

“At GEODIS, we are convinced that our success resides as much with controlling our environmental, social and societal impact as it does in our economic performance. For this reason, GEODIS implemented an exemplary corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy ten years ago. To put our convictions into practice, we act on what we can do directly to reduce our environmental impact while also working with others in the sector, particularly with our suppliers and customers” states Marie-Christine Lombard, GEODIS Chief Executive Officer.

“The CDP A- score is an indication of GEODIS’ transparency with regard to greenhouse gas emissions and the robust, exhaustive analysis that we carry out in order to identify, mitigate and manage environmental risks with our suppliers. It is also the reflection of GEODIS’ commitment to the decarbonation of road transport in the European Union” adds Cécile Bray, GEODIS’ CSR Director. In 2020, GEODIS was involved in the creation of the ECTA (European Clean Trucking Alliance)[1]. The Group also works with various institutions to support the development of low-emission vehicles.

GEODIS is determined to become a major player in decarbonation.

GEODIS’ CSR policy is led at the highest level of the organisation and includes continuous monitoring of key international standard indicators as well as regular external evaluations. This approach contributes to the objectives of the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development programme[2].

The GEODIS OXYGEN programme is structured around three areas of improvement:

  • Measuring 
  • Avoiding and reducing emissions
  • Creating partnerships and recommending solutions

It is deployed at every level of the organisation with tailored action plans adapted to each entity.

More information on GEODIS’ CSR policy: https://geodis.com/corporate-social-responsibility

[1] https://clean-trucking.eu/

[2] https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS expands and renames its specialist Project Logistics business

Leading logistics services provider GEODIS is widening its range of worldwide project logistics services. At the same time, GEODIS is positioning this specialized offer with a new name in the market, changing from GEODIS Industrial Projects to GEODIS Project Logistics.

The name change reflects the more diversified service portfolio of GEODIS in this sector which now goes beyond serving the industrial segment. In addition to GEODIS’ growing activity in the Renewable Energy market, as well as the company’s evolving offer for the Oil & Gas industry, GEODIS is integrating its Aid & Relief business as well as its Marine Logistics teams into the expanded project logistics organization.

GEODIS Project Logistics represents the full spectrum of services we offer today”, said Luke Mace, Senior Vice President Project Logistics at GEODIS. “While the logistical challenges of each sector can be very different, all have very important requirements in common: expertise in handling, attention to detail and quality of service. Such are the foundations of GEODIS Project Logistics. Our clients can have confidence that our diversification will strengthen our services through extended expertise, a continuous drive for innovation and our high standard for safety and compliance.”

GEODIS Project Logistics is offered in over 30 countries. 550 project logistics specialists worldwide operate in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Renewables, Rail, Nuclear, Mining, Power, Infrastructure, Petrochemical Production and Refining, Aid & Relief, Marine Logistics and Governmental Services.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

“GEODIS City Delivery” for even faster urban deliveries

With its new digital platform, GEODIS enables retailers to deliver goods such as fashion items, health and personal care and high-tech merchandise directly to US consumers from the closest retail store in just a few hours thanks to a combined delivery network of traditional carriers and private individuals.

“We wanted to have our own technology, based on our expertise in transport and logistics, to support the deployment of new services for even faster urban delivery. This technology utilizes already existent resources and helps to relieve congestion in urban centers. With this new platform, GEODIS can roll out a new distribution network in an extremely agile manner, anywhere in the world and very quickly,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS.

A digital application and control center to ensure real-time tracking

GEODIS has developed its own digital platform. Incorporated in it is a driver mobile application called GEODIS Zipline for the dedicated use within its partners network and for individuals providing the local delivery services.

Order tracing is a priority for retailers and the consumer. Both are looking for reliable advice on an individual package’s predicted delivery time.  GEODIS Zipline provides such visibility and closely monitors all deliveries via a centralized web application, supporting both clients and drivers with real time data.

Individuals, selected according to a rigorous process, may choose to take countless deliveries throughout the day, or simply choose deliveries that align with their own daily commute. Drivers have visibility to see a live map with available orders in their area, and then independently select those they prefer. Drivers may chat with the support center through a messaging service embedded within the GEODIS Zipline driver app.

“This powerful mobile technology provides each driver with a central point of communication, a benefit that makes the opportunity to work with GEODIS highly attractive”, points out Gina Anderson, Vice President of Solutions & Growth of the Supply Chain Optimization line of business of GEODIS. “Beyond the freshness of crowdsourced delivery, our technology allows us to offer our customers, particularly retailers and e-merchants, an innovative logistics solution that draws simultaneously on all the transport capacities available in the market,” says Anderson.

GEODIS Zipline has already helped manage thousands of deliveries each week by companies across the US.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS Awarded its 7th Consecutive EcoVadis Gold Medal

The annual evaluation carried out by the independent Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance rating agency EcoVadis, has confirmed GEODIS’ commitment to CSR, awarding the global logistics company a 7th consecutive gold medal.

With an overall CSR rating of 68/100, GEODIS ranks among the most advanced of the 20,000 companies audited across all sectors.

The EcoVadis assessment focuses on 21 criteria grouped into four themes, for which GEODIS received the following scores:

– Environment: 90/100

– Labor and Human Rights: 60/100

– Sustainable Procurement: 60/100

– Ethical Business Practices: 60/100

EcoVadis commends GEODIS’ “exceptional policy” with regard to major environmental issues.

“Our policy aims to control and reduce the environmental impact of our activities and contribute to the fight against climate change. This is based on reducing our carbon footprint and pollutant emissions, in addition to optimizing the use of resources” says Cécile Bray, CSR Director, GEODIS. In collaboration with its customers, GEODIS is developing “low-carbon” solutions via the optimization of transport plans, the implementation of multi-modal solutions and the use of clean-energy vehicles.

With regard to the other themes in 2020, GEODIS established actions aimed at:

  • Safeguarding employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of its employees, GEODIS established and implemented a detailed “post-lockdown return to work plan” that was shared at every company level to make sure that protective measures were applied.
  • Ethical performance (whistle-blowing procedure, raising awareness among employees, oversight, etc.)
  • Supporting employees facing temporary financial difficulties by creating a European solidarity fund in addition to the existing American solidarity fund.

An evaluation carried out at every level of the GEODIS group

The EcoVadis evaluation is also carried out at every GEODIS Group line of business and regional level. In 2020, the Road Transport and Freight Forwarding lines of business as well as the WEMA (Western Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region saw a significant increase in their scores.

The Road Transport line of business, which received its second consecutive gold medal, is among the top 2% of road transport companies to reach such a level. The evaluation commended, in particular the roll-out of its Responsible Procurement policy, which now includes numerous CSR criteria in selecting and motivating its transport partners.

The Freight Forwarding line of business is among the top 2% highest-scoring freight forwarders. Freight Forwarding’s activity improved their overall score by 2 points compared to last year (increasing from 66 to 68), which also earned it an EcoVadis gold medal. A distinction which rewards its proactive approach, its policy and concrete actions with regard to CSR, particularly its commitment to protecting the environment, ethical business practices, sustainable procurement, and favoring labor and human rights.

Lastly, managing risks related to ethical business practices and compliance were strengthened in the WEMA region. Particular attention was paid to the health and safety of its employees and subcontractors. The steady reduction in workplace accidents and the regulatory compliance of its activities everywhere, and at all times are among the central actions carried out in the region which impose standards when local regulations do not legislate for them.

Note: GEODIS’ 2019 Activity and Corporate Social Responsibility Report – ‘Securing supply chains’ can be accessed HERE

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS Emphasises the Significance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to Asian Trade

As one of the major logistics service providers in Asia Pacific region, GEODIS welcomes the recent RCEP news. 

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) represents a fundamental step in the development of what will become the largest international trading bloc, as over the next twenty years it is envisaged that 90% of import tariffs between the partners will be eliminated.

GEODIS, which offers a full suite of supply chain and transport management services, including customs brokerage, through its network of offices across the APAC region is greatly encouraged by the RCEP news.  “So many countries across the Asia Pacific region agreeing to the RCEP has significance of historic proportions. We look forward to supporting our customers in taking advantage of the emerging opportunities accruing from RCEP.  We have full confidence in forecasting robust economic growth and supply chain evolution across the region with the conclusion of RCEP.  The inter-state cooperation that it represents will also aid the post-Covid recovery of damaged economies,” commented Onno Boots, GEODIS APAC Regional President and CEO.

Dr. KC Chang, Regional Director of Customs Brokerage said, “The agreement, when ratified will result not only in the reduction of import tariffs but will also encourage efforts to remove non-tariff barriers which will accelerate cross-border trade movement between all signatory countries and further boost economic growth.” 

It is noted that the terms of the agreement will be effective sixty days after the legal ratification of RCEP by at least nine of the signatory nations.

Signed at a summit in Vietnam in November, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the world’s largest trade agreement. Involving fifteen nations* it will facilitate cross-border commerce among 2.2 billion people, accounting for nearly 30% of the globe’s total GDP.

*The signatories of the RCEP are: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS welcomes New Regional Managing Director, Contract Logistics in Asia-Pacific Region

Twenty-five year logistics veteran, Eric Herman, joins GEODIS to strengthen the supply chain operator’s growth in contract logistics throughout APAC

Eric’s extensive logistics experience in supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, as well as network and facility design will support GEODIS’ increased focus on Contract Logistics in APAC.

Eric joins GEODIS from CBRE GROUP’s Supply Chain Advisory Asia where he was a Senior Consultant. His previous career includes running Puma Energy in Indonesia; leading Contract Logistics & Business Development for CWT Ltd, and various management roles in ocean carrier Maersk. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience from working across many industry verticals.

In welcoming Eric, GEODIS APAC Regional President and CEO, Onno Boots said, “Eric has an in-depth Asia-Pacific market knowledge of e-commerce trends, last-mile networks and next generation warehouse designs. Through his leadership, I see the strengthening of our team’s capability and commercial approach. He will lead an accelerated growth strategy, by guiding our investments in Contract Logistics across the Region, expanding GEODIS’ footprint and implementing state of the art technology.”

Eric commented: “COVID-19 and the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, formalizing the world’s biggest trade deal, will greatly accelerate the need for robust supply chains that connect clients across the APAC region and beyond. Clients must adapt to rapid upticks in volumes. Major brands with increasing e-commerce businesses are desperate to retain their market share and get products to their end customers quicker than ever before.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS Aims for 25% of its Leadership Positions to be Held by Women by 2023

GEODIS has structured an internal women’s network.  This is dedicated to giving both GEODIS’ male and female employees opportunities to express themselves, make suggestions, initiate or support actions that contribute positively to gender equality and that help increase the number of women in leadership positions. The network is also intended to improve the reputation of the logistics and transport industry, a field traditionally dominated by men, to one with an image of greater equality and attractive to women.

Today, December 1st, 2020, GEODIS is holding its annual “GEODIS Women’s Network” (GWN) summit. “We want to continue the action we have already initiated and give women the means to access key positions. Our goal is to increase the number of women in managerial positions.” says Mario Ceccon, Executive Vice President Human Resources for GEODIS group. “At 13% in 2017, women now hold 18% of leadership positions. We are aiming for 25% by 2023.”

The GWN is a worldwide network open to all employees, supported by Senior Management, and energized by an active steering committee made up of women and men from various countries in which the Group is active (France, Germany, Denmark, Singapore, the USA, etc.), and representative of various functions such as: Human Resources, Operations and the Group Management Board. The GWN acts to promote inclusion, reduce professional disparities between men and women, improve the balance between work and private life and provide equal career prospects. “With a woman as CEO, GEODIS is already signaling loud and clear that women have access to leadership positions” says Mario Ceccon.

Over the next 3 years, the GWN will concentrate its actions on the following objectives:

  • Studying and harmonizing possible wage disparities
  • Establishing a program aimed at placing more women in leadership positions
  • Increasing the recruitment of women and women’s representation in the transport and logistics industry as a whole

Attracting more women to the Logistics & Transport sector

The network’s other objective is to re-align the sector’s image by promoting actions that encourage women to make a career choice to join a logistics and transport organization.  “We encourage women to access positions offered in the transport and logistics industry. Our program will help to change an outdated, male dominated image of our sector” concludes Mario Ceccon.

At GEODIS, women make up 40% of the workforce.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS pledges a firm commitment to Gender Diversity

On the occasion of the Global Women’s forum, GEODIS announces an agreement with Bureau Veritas to recognize its commitment to gender equality in the workplace. The aim is to achieve a recognized standard across 12 countries over the next 3 years.

By obtaining the GEEIS (Gender Equality European & International Standard) designation, GEODIS would establish common gender equality and diversity in the workplace standards within its various lines of business. These standards include pay, the advancement of women, skills development and diversity.

Under the agreement with Bureau Veritas, which is expected to be signed before the end of the year, GEODIS will have its practices audited for a 3-month period across 12 of the countries in which the Group operates, starting in 2021 with France, England, Germany and Italy. GEODIS will continue this process in 2022 in Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia and then Morocco, the United States, Poland and Singapore in 2023.

Management, the Human Resources department and staff representatives within each country will be interviewed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of gender equality initiatives.

Once obtained, the label will remain valid for 4 years. It comprises 5 levels, one of which will be assigned based on the best practices and readiness of each country. Going forward, the latter will work in close collaboration with Group headquarters and the Arborus association[1] to take ownership of the GEEIS standard.  This is comprised of multiple criteria (there are 10 for level 1) related to sensitivity and training, local initiatives undertaken by the country’s Human Resources department and senior management and application of the Group’s policy.

“This label is a way to create a common culture with regard to gender equality in the workplace internationally, and to deploy best practices on a large scale.  Among other goals, it is aimed at seeing more women in management positions,” says Mario Ceccon, Executive Vice President, Human Resources of GEODIS.

GEODIS has also signed the G20 EMPOWER Alliance pledge, supporting the advancement of women in the private sector. EMPOWER (Private Sector Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women’s Economic Representation) was launched at the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka to advocate the advancement of women in the private sector, foster a supportive, inclusive culture and create more leadership opportunities for women.

[1] https://arborus.org/en/qui-sommes-nous/

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.