Critics often dismiss Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a gimmick, or short-term marketing ploy, but we are committed to give back and CSR is not just a responsibility it is our duty to society, which is why core environmental and employee welfare initiatives are continuous, with no timeframe to end them.
For the real cost of living
The longevity and experience of our team is a critical success factor for the business and highlights our commitment to a rewarding work environment, training and career development.
We are proud of our staff-retention and internal promotions, but we still need to attract new talent to join the business and see the freight forwarding industry as an attractive career choice, which us one of the reasons Metro is an accredited Living Wage employer.
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 10,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs. It enjoys cross-party political support, with half of the FTSE 100 and big household names also accredited.
Signing up to the ‘Living Wage’ is a moral and ethical commitment by our management to (continue to) always do more than the minimum, which is why we haven’t even had to change anything to become accredited, as we already met all the criteria.
In committing to ensuring all our people, including third party contractors, will always be paid a wage that meets everyday needs, we join other major organisations including KPMG, Burberry, Nestle, Aviva and Google.
Achieving carbon neutrality
The UK’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDRs) bring together sustainability-related reporting requirements and will give insight on the environmental and social impacts of firms, but SDRs will have a long wait for legislative approval.
Metro is among the leading corporations that have already committed to SDR environmental transparency, by measuring and disclosing our environmental impact and working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.
In 2021 we produced 139 Tonnes of C02 and offset this same amount into projects that are: protecting the Amazon rainforest; providing clean cooking stoves in Kenya; and providing renewable energy in India..
In offsetting these volumes, Metro is Carbon Neutral for:
Scope 1 – direct emissions/ owned/ controlled sources
Scope 2 – indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating etc.
Scope 3 is the indirect emissions that occur in our value chain, in delivering the services that support our customers. The ‘free of charge’ Eco module, that sits in our MVT supply chain platform, monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of our customer’s consignments, by every mode. Which means that Metro customers can monitor the environmental impact of their supply chains and participate in offset projects that will eradicate their supply chain CO2 footprint.
To request a demo or discuss your requirements, please contact Simon George, who leads our technical solution team, or Claus Rasmussen to discuss carbon reduction strategies and the availability of offset projects.