Aramex remains dedicated to mitigating the negative environmental impacts resulting from our operations, and to support initiatives that encourage environmental awareness and preservation. By adopting the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) principles, Aramex has embraced environmental sustainability as a management imperative. In 2006 we were the first company in the Middle East and North Africa to publish a sustainability report. In 2010, we became the first company to publish an integrated report, which combines our financial and non-financial information, and further highlights the strategic role that sustainability plays in our operations and performance.
Our environmental policy outlines our strategic commitment to environmental leadership. We are keen on adopting environmental management systems and we comply with international standards to ensure continuous improvement in mitigating our negative impact. In 2010, we have introduced a responsible procurement policy which encourages the selection of ecofriendly alternatives. We are also committed to cutting our emissions and reducing our carbon footprints.
In 2010, a Third-party environmental audit of our Global Support Office in Jordan was conducted in order to assess employee awareness levels and to guide the development of effective training material. Aramex’s logistics and transportation fleet is in compliance with our responsible procurement policy, whereby fuel-efficient, Low Emission Vehicles (LEV) and alternative technologies are mandated addressing our material impact in accordance to AccountAbility principle of materiality.