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Environmental Sustainability

We have a Responsibility to our Planet.
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The time to be reactive has passed. There can be no delay in addressing the warming climate, deforestation, and pollution around us. At APL Logistics, we are doing our part to be proper stewards while staying at the vanguard of the movement to decarbonize global supply chains.

  • We track key environmental impact indicators across our global warehouses and offices.
  • We work to find low carbon, end-to-end solutions across our customers’ operations.
  • We adhere to globally accredited environmental, social, and governance reporting and disclosure frameworks.

Addressing our
Emissions Impact

A huge part of our sustainability reporting and accountability journey has been to calculate our Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions footprints. We successfully measured and released these baselines for FY2022 and immediately proceeded to submit ambitious emissions reduction goals to the Science-Based Targets initiative. This is just the first part of  how APL Logistics is are getting aggressive with our internal and external decarbonization plans.

Check Out Our Strategy

Over the past two years, APL Logistics committed to pulling together a comprehensive sustainability strategy and roadmap. We started with a GRI-compliant Materiality Assessment that outlined what issues matter to our company the most. This process helped to identify and prioritize our next ESG steps, culminating in APL Logistics’ first company-specific sustainability report.

APL Logistics’ 2022 Sustainability Report

APL Logistics’ Materiality Assessment: Executive Summaryy

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In January 2022, we started to track key environmental indicators across the hundreds of warehouses and offices across the globe where we have operational control. Embarking on this journey helped us set comprehensive Scope 1 and 2 emissions baselines that are derived from our site-level fuel and energy usage. Working with an expert consulting team, APL Logistics then determined our relevant Scope 3 categories and began collecting the necessary data for these emissions calculations. Our Scope 1, 2, and 3 baselines for FY2022 are:

Scope 1 & 2: 47,422.67 MTCO2e

Scope 3: 289,902.55 MTCO2e




Reducing our Emissions

From our 2022 baselines, we have derived 2030 absolute reduction goals with the help of NSF Consulting Services and an Environmental Defense Fund fellow. In 2023, APL Logistics submitted emissions reduction goals to the Science-Based Targets initiative. In April 2024, the goals were officially accepted by SBTi, and APL Logistics was added to SBTi’s roster of committed companies. (Learn more about the Science-Based Targets initiative.)

  • By 2030, reduce APL Logistics’ Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% from a 2022 baseline.
  • By 2030, reduce APL Logistics’ Scope 3 emissions by 42% from a 2022 baseline.

These targets and their associated reduction strategies are detailed further in our 2022 Sustainability Report, but a majority of our short-term efforts will focus on energy efficiency projects and fleet electrification. We will be tracking and sharing our year-over-year progress, and each goal will be revisited if achieved before 2030.

Scope 1 and 2 Emissions Inventory Verification Statement


Emissions Visibility


Our day-to-day mission is clear: we enable the most efficient movement of our customers’ goods around the world. Recently, the word “efficient” has taken on a whole new meaning for us though. The expansion of our emissions measurement, visibility, and reduction capabilities has allowed APL Logistics to maximize our customer’s operational, economic, and environmental supply chain efficiencies.

Analytics and Reporting

As a part of our Order Management services, we are committed to measuring and reporting the emissions footprints of all APLL-managed shipments. We have brought interactive, shipment-level emissions footprints and dashboards into our integrated digital platform, LSS+. APL Logistics’ customers have the opportunity to:

  • Pull Scope 3, Category 4 emissions data
  • Identify high emitting lanes or carriers across your network
  • Work with our operations team to optimize your routes, modes, and nodes
  • Act on your emissions insights and start decarbonizing today

Our Emissions Data Source

All of APL Logistics’ emissions reports and measurements are supported by EcoTransIT, a 3rd party, Smart Freight Center-verified carbon data aggregator. Our emissions data is in accordance with the GLEC Framework, GHG Protocol (Corporate Standard), and EN 16258. EcoTransIT’s methodology is determined using an energy-based bottom-up approach and methodology.

Eco TransIT Methodology

Methodology Verification Statement


Our Sustainability Team

Connect with our Sustainability teams today to learn more about how APL Logistics is driving our environmental sustainability agenda and green customer solutions

Eva James

Global Sustainability Lead

Tapan Shah

Global Data & Analaytics Manager

Neil Bradley

Sustainability Administrator


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What We’re Up To

APL Logistics’ is continuously striving to fulfill our obligations to the environment, to our employees, and to our customers, alike.

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