Since 2007, World Finance, an acclaimed magazine which provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy, has recognized and celebrated achievement, innovation and brilliance through its annual awards.
In 2019, the magazine launched its Sustainability Awards to recognize companies for their commitment to implement significant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures while continually looking for ways to improve their sustainability efforts.
It is an honor for Convoy to be recognized for our commitment to ESG matters through the 2021 World Finance “Most Sustainable Company In The Logistics Industry” Award. Convoy achieved this accolade as a result of our dedication to consistently reducing empty miles through improvements in efficiency of our optimized digital freight network of carriers. As a result, this enables us to efficiently move millions of truckloads of freight while eliminating unnecessary carbon waste for our planet.
The previous winner in this category was CSX, a leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, which received the award in 2019 and 2020.
As a company whose mission is transporting the world with endless capacity and zero waste and where sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, it has been interesting for us to bear witness over the past six years as the financial community has increasingly adapted to a sustainability-focused mindset. For most investors, the primary and, quite often, sole focus, was to make a profit. When it became fashionable to worry about risk factors to the planet and people — and the negative impact which businesses can have on both — many organizations began to align their operations to focus on these issues. The movement toward sustainability became even stronger when many companies signed up to align their strategies with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recognizing they have significant sway in deciding which businesses receive funding.
According to World Finance, “The majority of businesses are well aware of the importance of sustainability to their customers, employees and shareholders. The ones that are taking this responsibility truly seriously, however, are not simply creating an ESG page on their website: they are implementing significant measures, analysing them and continually looking for ways to improve them. These are the exemplary organisations that have been recognised by the World Finance Sustainability Awards.”
Convoy looks forward to continuing to innovate and to develop sustainable solutions, while enabling our customers to make sustainable choices.
For additional information, see Convoy’s most recent Sustainability Report, which defines our objectives and approach to embedding sustainability within the freight industry, our operations, and the communities within which we operate.