Since FM Logistic was created, the spirit of responsibility has nourished its culture of enterprise and supported its growth.
Since FM Logistic was created, the spirit of responsibility has nourished its culture of enterprise and supported its growth. The Group has always aimed to satisfy all of its stakeholders in a fair and sustainable way, be they employees, clients, share-holders, partners, suppliers or society, while respecting the environment. Out of this culture, sustainable development has now grown into a priority for FM Logistic. In order to give structure to this approach and align it with the momentum of its 2022 strategy, FM Logistic has drawn up a sustainable development approach based on four pillars: social, societal, economic and environmental.
Although the company management is leading this approach, the countries themselves that are the foundations and the players. They provide the quarterly indicators so that commitments undertaken are achieved. Therefore, these indicators are monitored at Group level and presented to COMEX each quarter.
Message from the Director of Sustainable Development FM Logistic
"Sustainable development is a recent expression of what is for us a culture of long-standing.
The acceptance of all our responsibilities as an international company has always structured our development. Looking further ahead, having a long term view, ensures the future: this is the vision that our founders inscribed in the DNA of FM Logistic.
Whether with our employees, clients, partners, suppliers, share-holders or civil society, we have always wished to have balanced, profitable and sustainable relations with all our stakeholders, while respecting the environment. By adopting a structured approach that meets the most demanding of international standards, FM Logistic reinforces its commitment to promote sustainable development.
It is a noble demand: it depends equally on the will of everyone to get involved in improving our common contribution to the future of the planet, by both simple gestures and major actions. All the QHSE&DD team is available to employees of FM Logistic to facilitate their commitment and its realization."
Olivier Faure, Director of Sustainable Development FM Logistic
Economic Pillar – Design the supply chain of tomorrow
Promote innovation in supply chain practices by working with key actors
The logistics and transport sector is subject to numerous social and environmental pressures. The various players in the logistics chain should work collaboratively to meet these challenges. FM Logistic is committed to doing this through:
- Participation in European programs on the logistics of tomorrow,
- Setting up of partnerships with various educational institutions,
- Development of collaborative projects with some customers,
Facilitate sponsorship of skills acquisition in the logistics trade
Skills-based sponsorship involves making employee volunteers freely and promptly available to an organization of general interest with a cultural, social, environmental or humanitarian purpose. It is an effective means of involving employees in projects for the benefit of the society. Placed in NGOs, they gain an experience that reinforces the meaning of their daily work.
Foster job creation and local economy in each of our countries
As an international operator, FM Logistic is committed to the economic and social development of the territories where it operates. It promotes the purchase of local goods and services. It supports local suppliers through a global programme to enhance partnerships in each country.
Environment pillar – Place environmental performance at the core of our development
Shrink the carbon footprint of our activities
From a concern to take account of the global impact of its activities as a logistics coordinator, FM Logistic controls its greenhouse gases by combining:
- the reduction of CO2 emissions due to transport and those from warehouses,
- the reduction of energy consumption,
- the setting up of green offers.
The partnership with “Green Freight Europe” and the setting up, in 2014, of CO2 emission monitoring in transport marked a new stage in its approach.
Decrease energy consumption
FM Logistic invests in order to optimize consumption at sites while still maintaining comfort and the level of service. It is assisted in this by Batilogistic (owner of the buildings) and its subsidiary NG Concept, specialist in building design and construction. Being involved in a process of continuous improvement it has developed an HQE environmental labelling strategy for France and LEED at international level.
Develop green offers for our customers
Because the environment belongs to everyone, FM Logistic is involved in searching more considerate alternative solutions. Concentration of flows, optimization of shifts, inter-modal transfer, cross-docking, clean urban deliveries etc. All avenues are explored in order to design next-generation services by integrating control of the carbon footprint.
Societal Pillar – Being a player commited to local economy development
Develop partnerships to support local causes
With a strong commitment to business sponsorship, FM Logistic implements local actions by means of cooperation in the countries where it operates.
- In France, teams work to help the Association of the Paralysed of France. Numerous initiatives to help the least fortunate are undertaken by the company: donations of clothes, various collections to support associations, blood donation, recycling bottle caps, etc.
- In Russia, collections of hygiene products and clothes are organised to help a centre for young offenders.
- In Brazil, FM teams are deeply involved in order to support orphanages.
Develop projects with significant contribution to society
FM Logistic is a committed player who desires to make a positive impact on its immediate environment. The way it does this is through the development of projects that make a positive contribution to society. It was in this background that the company launched a collective reflection with a view of drawing up a model for an “alternative” logistics hub.
Promoting the professional integration of the disadvantaged
For FM Logistic it is very important to promote access or return to employment for people with difficulties. The employment of disabled people is the subject of particular monitoring in the countries.
Social Pillar – Rely on our people to be the pillars of our commitment
Develop the professional skills of our employees
Because logistics is above all a service profession, FM Logistic places its employees at the heart of its concerns. The company develops apprenticeships and the acquisition of new skills to promote the professional evolution of each person.
FM University offers its staff high-quality training adapted to the specific nature of the work of FM Logistic.
Guaranty workplace safety for our employees
Jobs in transport and logistics carry risks: they must be controlled to ensure the safety of our employees. FM Logistic is committed to this and every day implements targeted actions focused on respecting regulations, raising employee awareness, continuous improvement of practices (by the periodical revision of objectives) and, above all, the involvement of each person.
Giving all our emplyees access to the health system
After analyzing good health practices in each country, the corporate resources department work to harmonize the health cover services that are offered to its employees. This commitment is aimed at harmonising good practice and working conditions in the Group.
FM Logistic bases its sustainable development approach on a three tier management system that is implemented across the company, countries and logistical sites where it operates. The company’s executive management has to draw the optimal standards for all. But each country and each site has the greatest autonomy to accommodate and to comply with local regulations and realities, as well as to satisfy local customers’ needs. From Brazil to China via the whole Europe, FM Logistic QHSE teams major actors of the QHSE policy whose objective is shared by all employees: operational excellence, customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, etc.
The certifications of our countries
FM Logistic QHSE policy is based on regulatory compliance, risk prevention and continuous improvement. Its principles of implementation are expressed in a set of rules and reference tools and communicated through the ongoing training of employees.
The system used by FM Logistic respects the strictest standards in terms of hygiene, safety, traceability, handling of dangerous materials and sector based good practice. Sites are certified if they require it, so that our customers can be assured that their products are safety handled, within an environment compliant with regulations, at every stage of the supply chain and in each country.
As a cornerstone of the organization, the FM Logistic management system is based on process that guarantees the homogeneity and safety of its organization by applying common and compulsory rules. Resulting good practices are then rolled out in each country, taking account local factors.
Our safety commitments
FM strives for continuous improvement of its results in matters of safety at work. In every country where FM Logistic operates, risk prevention is assured in particular by:
- drawing up an occupational hazard assessment plan,
- monitoring and analyzing accidents at work,
- keeping the work environment clean and tidy.
Many awareness-raising, training and empowerment activities are undertaken with employees to adopt safety behavior in their daily work.
In order to promote safety at work for its employees, FM Logistic recently launched “Safety First Attitude”. This approach, intended for all, consists in sharing experiences by collecting best practices across the sites. The impact of this approach is monitored via the LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate) indicator, presented during Comex meetings.
In addition, thanks to its great expertise in the food sector, FM Logistic ensures the safety of products handled. Thus, for each client, an HACCP study is set up. The objective is to identify the elements that could make the food unfit for consumption and to eliminate them. On each site, where food is handled, dedicated HACCP teams are constituted. They ensure implementation of good practices in hygiene, cleaning, traceability, etc.
Our environmental commitments
To reinforce the impact of its commitment to the environment, FM Logistic has integrated this into its Sustainable Development program :
- Respect for regulations by following legal, administrative and regulatory obligations applicable to our activities.
- Prevention of pollution risks is ensured thanks to the vigilance and preventative means adopted over the whole Supply Chain.
- The use of clean technologies which best respect the environment especially in the design of our buildings and replacement of our fleet of vehicles. FM France has trained its drivers in eco-driving. In Spain, FM Logistic uses a lorry that runs on liquefied natural gas.
- Communication about our environmental policy in order to raise awareness and involve our employees with values of good citizenship.
- Continuous improvement to periodically review our objectives and targets in a coherent way with our environmental commitments and the expectations of our stakeholders.
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Our customer commitments
To develop communication and partnerships, we listen to your needs, communicate on KPIs, define a personalized communication matrix for your daily and strategic contacts, and continuously inform you on our activities..
As global Supply Chain experts,
• We provide a sector-based response adapted to our clients’ markets, for the satisfaction of their customers, ensuring reliability and cost effectiveness
• We adapt to changes in production volumes and market needs ;
• We continuously train our people to ensure a high level of service ;
• We anticipate your future needs to ensure that we continue to be competitive.
We undertake to implement annual improvement plans and benchmark activities in order to develop and share good practices with our clients.