July 21, 2020 in PRESS RELEASES
Press Release: APL Logistics is Committed to Diversity & Social Justice
For Immediate Release
July 21, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – APL Logistics is moving forward on commitments made in June 2020 to enhance internal diversity and to contribute to the larger community it serves.
These moves highlight the company’s ongoing commitment to human rights and social justice. First, to help ensure the civil rights legacy continues for another generation, APL Logistics has donated $50,000 to the NAACP to demonstrate that we stand with them “united to awaken the consciousness of a people and a nation.”
Bill Villalon, President of APL Logistics commented, “Mr. Floyd’s death, and others like his, serve as a tragic reminder that neither silence nor inaction are options. However, as a Company there are things that we have done and that we will continue to do to contribute to the larger communities we serve. Now is the time to act, and we are committed to action long-term, globally and as a company.”
Further, APL Logistics has begun the search to fill an executive position with responsibilities that include preserving, and elevating diversity and inclusivity in our organization. We are excited to drive these changes in our company, and look to have the person in place by Q1 2021.
These efforts translate into real and definable metrics tracked in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, with results to be published quarterly starting in 2020.
Thad Bedard, APL Logistics
About APL Logistics
APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials, and Retail sectors. The APL Logistics group of companies has a global network covering all major markets and is backed by a multinational workforce of over 6,800 people. APL Logistics Ltd is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider. For more information go to www.apllogistics.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.