June 28, 2017

Globe Express Services widens scope of GHG audit of global facilities as part of environmental sustainability commitment

As part of its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals, specifically Goal 13 that focuses on climate action, Globe Express Services (GES) has announced that it is widening its greenhouse gas (GHG) audit to cover its major facilities worldwide.

GES has been tapping the expertise of environmental advisory services firm V4 Advisors since 2013 mainly to monitor, evaluate, and report the GHG emissions of its facilities and warehouses. V4 Advisors uses its certified Corporate Greenhouse Gas Calculator tool, with the ‘Built on GHG Protocol’ mark. The tool is the world’s highly trusted greenhouse gas accounting standards.

With this latest development, the GHG audit will cover the company’s facilities in the Middle Eastern states, the United States, China, and European nations.
Mustapha Kawam, President and CEO, GES, said: “By enhancing the scope of the GHG audit being conducted by V4 Advisors, our position on the issue of climate change and commitment to Goal 13 have effectively been made crystal clear. Protecting the environment has always been one of our main priorities and we are constantly working to ensure that all levels of our company’s operations comply with the highest globally accepted standard of environmental sustainability.”

“Since 2013, GES has entered into a partnership with V4 Advisors to put in place a holistic approach to address our carbon footprint and GHG emissions. Doing so will allow us to include existing relevant policies for necessary improvement and help us execute our in-house environmental strategy,” Kawam added.

Lara Assaf, Global HR Manager, said: “At GES, our team’s engagement is a main concern for us. We will work closely with V4 Advisors to communicate the results of the GHG audit to our employees and engage them in our strategy in fighting climate change. GES will hold interactive workshops to explain the results and the impacts of climate change, as well as discuss key mitigation actions to be taken not only in our facilities but at their homes, too.”

“Efficient and regular monitoring and management of the emissions of goods storage and transshipment are the result of assessment standards specifically tailored to address the needs of logistics companies. Companies have now been rolling out the much-needed decarbonization strategies and technological enhancement procedures to significantly lower their GHG emissions. Similarly, at GES, we aim to continuously enhance our environmental approach to ensure that we are one with the world in combating the effects of climate change,” concluded Kawam.