The publication of GEODIS group’s annual Activity & CSR report confirms revenue growth, innovation and the pursuit of an environmental commitment. More than a year after the start of the pandemic, the health crisis has not interrupted GEODIS’ growth and continuous expansion, notably with the acquisition of the Polish company PEKAES. The report details GEODIS’ management of the crisis, its contribution to the delivery of essential goods and personal protection for care-givers and populations, and also an acknowledgement of its strategic role as a leading global logistics provider.
“The COVID-19 crisis presented us with multiple challenges, as it did for all companies and individuals. Our priority was to ensure the safety of our teams. At the same time, we worked to secure our customers’ supply chain,” said Marie-Christine Lombard, president of the GEODIS board of directors.
The pandemic highlighted GEODIS’ agility and ability to react with innovative solutions to ensure the reliability and resilience of supply chains. In 2020, amidst a disrupted maritime and air environment, GEODIS implemented more than 650 air charters to secure customer shipments worldwide.
In response to the acceleration of e-Commerce, GEODIS launched two new offerings: GEODIS eLogistics and GEODIS MyParcel, positioning he company as a preferred logistics partner for brands seeking to grow their online sales directly to consumers, and thereby retain control. GEODIS e-Logistics provides a real-time overview of all available inventory and enables order management across all sales channels, as well as the determination of the most appropriate source of supply, delivery method and return options. GEODIS MyParcel consists of a B2C delivery service from the US to 27 European countries in 4-6 days guaranteed.
GEODIS also continued its actions to optimize the use of resources and reduce CO2 emissions, which have been part of its ongoing commitment for over 10 years. A leader in multimodal transport in Europe, at the end of 2020 GEODIS inaugurated a new platform in Dourges, France to facilitate cross-modal shipments. At this time it also set up a carbon offset program to offer to its customers.
The company experienced significant growth in 2020 (+4.5% increase in total revenues), a performance which supports the implementation of the ‘Ambition 2023’ strategic plan.
Among the non-fiscal indicators as well as external assessments, there is an A- rating from CDP, placing the Group in the category of companies that are leaders in controlling and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.