XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable transport and logistics solutions in Europe, entered a team in the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2023 for the third year in a row.
The challenge, which was held this year at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire, brings together companies within logistics to take part in mental and physical team building events that all support inclusion and diversity. The XPO team successfully collaborated to achieve the competition's highest score.
Lynn Brown, vice president, human resources – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “It may be a cliché that teamwork makes the dream work but at XPO we genuinely believe in the potential of our people, working together to deliver excellence for each of our stakeholders. By leveraging the diversity of our colleagues, we achieve truly great things – together. The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge is a practical demonstration of effective teams working together to succeed, and we’re proud to support and take part in this unique event.”
XPO is currently running numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives across its business, including supporting women within logistics, encouraging veterans into logistics and supporting Pride. It also is launching its neurodiversity programme across the UK and Ireland.
XPO actively encourages discussions to inform and educate colleagues and strengthen awareness, including the importance of challenging perceptions and helping people understand the power of diversity and inclusion allies.
Other initiatives include:
- Amplifying the voices of all employees, including women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+
- An Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) scorecard and reporting which provides a consistent structure for evaluating the management of ESG initiatives and for incentivising long-term ESG achievements.
XPO contributes to a rich, inclusive and equitable culture through its decisions and actions. In doing so, we aim to support the professional development of all colleagues regardless of gender identity, nationality, age, education, career interest, disability, and ethnic and social life experiences.