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Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Supporting the environment and playing our part in the wider global community

APL Logistics is committed to engaging in responsible environmental stewardship. We recognize that this is in the best interests of the organization, its employees and customers and that it contributes to a better quality of life.

APL Logistics is against wasting natural resources and we make every effort to conserve them. We place a high value on encouraging our staff to operate in an environmentally responsible manner, and we develop programs to help customers be more sustainable through our initiatives.

These programs include:

  • Optimizing shipment routes and the overall logistics network to reduce our customers' carbon footprint
  • Modal conversion opportunities to utilize greener transport modes such as sea compared to air, and rail to road
  • Partnering with underlying carriers that have environmentally friendly fleet operations
  • Developing analytical tools such as carbon calculators and dashboards that help customers quantify the benefits of sustainability efforts
  • Reducing energy consumption and general waste throughout our operations
  • Recycling of packaging materials


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

APL Logistics is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We share the CSR philosophy of NOL, our parent company. We have well-defined corporate-wide programs for responsible citizenship, based on sustainability, philanthropy and volunteerism. The group concentrates its community relations efforts on five distinct areas of activity:

  • Helping youth reach their potential
  • Assisting the disadvantaged and those with disabilities
  • Supporting emergency relief efforts
  • Improving and protecting the oceans and air quality
  • Contributing to improvements in global trade
  • Supporting environmental regulatory programs


At APL Logistics, responsible environmental management is a cornerstone of our worldwide operations. We are committed to protecting the environment in all our activities.

The EPA SmartWay® Program is a key part of the APL Logistics overall greenhouse emission reduction plan. We promote the SmartWay Transport Partnership to our partner carriers and to our customers to speed the availability, adoption and market penetration of advanced fuel efficient technologies and operational practices in the supply chain, while helping companies save fuel, lower costs and minimize the negative environmental impact.


As a SmartWay partner since 2006, APL Logistics supports fuel efficient technologies and strategies such as intermodal shipping, idle reduction policies, optimization of loads, and decreasing driver wait times, all to reduce the environmental impacts of moving America’s freight. For more information about SmartWay, go to:


For more on sustainability and CSR, visit NOL Group, our parent company.


Global Code of Conduct


As part of the NOL Group, our business success and relationships are built upon a culture of excellence and commitment, which in turn rests on the foundations of integrity, trust and respect for the individual and adherence with the law. The Group observes the highest standards of conduct in all its interactions with employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, business partners and professional advisors, along with government officials and the general public. Business partners of the Group are expected to share similar values and conduct themselves in a similar manner. View more about the Corporate Code of Conduct and Vendor Code of Conduct here.






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