Your business' impact on society
In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, transport and logistics companies are increasingly recognising the importance of incorporating social considerations into their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs. Beyond the traditional focus on reducing carbon emissions and minimising environmental impact, addressing social matters has emerged as a critical component of responsible corporate behavior.
Transport and logistics companies, which play a pivotal role in global supply chains and the movement of goods, wield significant influence over numerous social factors. From ensuring fair labour practices to promoting diversity and inclusion, and from fostering community engagement to safeguarding employee well-being, these companies have a profound impact on society. Therefore, embracing social responsibility is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity for enhancing reputation, mitigating risks, and ultimately, securing long-term success in a world where consumers, investors, and regulators are placing greater emphasis on ethical and sustainable business practices.
Personal welfare in the workplaceView all
TT Talk - Port and terminal security
Security is key for container terminals and ports generally. The threat horizon is vast, incorporating cargo theft, illicit trades, alongside operational safety and the prevention of terrorist attacks. Inevitably, account is needed of both land and water interfaces.
TT Club addresses key issues ahead of a key IMO safety sub-committee
TT Talk - Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors
The requirement for employers engaged in the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) was introduced from 1 January 2000, through EC Directive 96/35/EC
TT Club endorses an important warehouse whitepaper on 'storage and handling of Dangerous Goods in preparation for, or after, sea-transport' issued by four industry organisations.
Read more about the progress in dangerous good regulations ten years on from the MSC Flaminia disaster.
StopLoss: organising special events
Whatever the event, everyone involved wants it to be a success and that the public will enjoy it in safety and comfort.
TT Talk - Changing climatic risk
Find out how changing climatic risks and extreme weather events can impact your insurance cover and validity of claims
As pressure continues to build for companies globally to further develop ESG strategies and positive impact, it is common for businesses to consider partnering with charities to help achieve some of their ESG goals.
Volunteering can be defined as spending unpaid time to do something that benefits communities, the environment and charitable causes. Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) can be attributed to companies that actively support and encourage their employees to take part in voluntary activities within their local communities, often during working hours. This allows organisations to have an impact across the communities in which they operate, with many employers introducing volunteering programmes as part of HR policies for employees, to support community organisations and charities with their time and skills. Volunteering activities may be physical activities, in-person skills-based opportunities, or can even be undertaken virtually for many charities.
Freightsafe have reimagined safe and secure truck parking, with modular sites that can be delivered in just 3 months from first agreement, costing significantly less to procure than traditional parking sites and providing a more complete safety and security program for users.
Recruiting and retaining talent
When speaking with Members and industry stakeholders, one clear challenge faced is around attracting young talent to the industry, training them and importantly retaining that resource. Woodland Group explains how apprenticeships can be the key to tackling this challenge.
Maritime Anti Corruption Network
TT Club has long been aware of the issues surrounding corruption in the maritime transport industry. We are dedicated to ensuring these corrupting effects on the overall integrity of freight transport worldwide are minimised, if not eradicated.