Targeting Net Zero at AIT
AIT understands that best-in-class corporate citizenship is part of delivering world-class service to customers.
As global brands increase their focus on sustainability in supply chains, AIT understands that best-in-class corporate citizenship is part of delivering world-class service to customers. In 2021, AIT embarked on a process to formalize its sustainability program and strategy. This included creating a governance structure, hiring dedicated personnel, performing an ESG materiality assessment, and identifying appropriate KPIs. Carbon emissions emerged as a key area of focus based on customer demands, employee expectations, and the industry’s aggressive investment in pathways to net-zero emissions.
The Company performed its first comprehensive carbon footprint in early 2022 and began evaluating climate targets and commitments shortly thereafter. Additionally, AIT built functionality into its transportation management system to track and measure carbon emissions down to the shipment level. As a logistics provider with a global footprint, AIT recognizes its role in combating climate change and seeks to participate in the growing global community of companies aligning business practices with ambitious climate frameworks. In 2022, AIT became a signatory of The Climate Pledge, a global commitment signed by more than 400 companies to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. AIT aims to meet this goal even faster, by 2035.
As a signatory to The Climate Pledge, AIT agrees to regularly measure and report greenhouse gas emissions and implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations. The Company also agrees to neutralize remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions. AIT is currently developing strategies to decarbonize operations through investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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