Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end to end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, has today (July 17, 2014) released its second annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which highlights the major gains that the company has made over the past twelve months in five main performance areas. The specific business areas relating to CSR covered in the report are investing in people, ethical business practices, health and safety, respecting the environment, and supporting local communities.
“Supreme’s second annual CSR report clearly highlights our approach to sustainability and underlines how we are integrating sustainable business practices into our operations,” said Theo Reichert, Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Group. “We also have a new business strategy that is focused on diversification and growth in new markets such as Africa, and to complement this we have invested in the development of a three year sustainability strategy that translates our vision and goals into measurable actions with proven results. As a part of this, we are reviewing our sustainability practices, challenges, opportunities and overall social responsibility strategy to ensure that it aligns with our business objectives,” he added.
In 2013 Supreme made significant strides in terms of improving its CSR performance. Highlights of the year include launching an Africa First Program for its operations in Africa, which is an initiative designed to hire local nationals, source local products, nurture local supplier development projects, and invest in local communities wherever possible. Supreme also successfully reduced its carbon footprint by more than 70 per cent; became signatories of the United Nations Global Compact initiative in support of the U.N.’s ten principles, improved health and safety reporting capabilities, and organized its first ever Ethics Awareness Week to help further embed ethical awareness across the organization. Through the work of Supreme Foundation, the company also expanded its charitable activities by organizing education projects in Cote d’Ivoire and Afghanistan to help disadvantaged children.
Supreme’s 2013 CSR Report was compiled using the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) G3.1 Guidelines. In addition to the CSR Report, Supreme will soon be launching a three-year CSR strategy that outlines an effective program of creating measurable social impact in the countries where it operates.
“As an organization we have made a decision that integrity is one of our core values because we want Supreme to be respected and trusted for the way in which we do business. We are fully committed to making strategic investments that support impactful sustainability opportunities,” Reichert concluded.
Established in 1957, Supreme is a private, family-owned business that has built a unique reputation for providing outstanding service in challenging environments around the world. The company currently operates in 20 countries across five continents and provides procurement, transportation, storage and full site services to some of the world’s largest defence, government and commercial organizations. More information about Supreme’s sustainability commitment is available at: http://www.supreme-group.net/corporate-sustainability.
About Supreme Group:
Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.
Supreme offers a unique breadth of capabilities, including procurement, transportation, storage and site services. Supreme has a long history of supporting international organizations and governments. Its current clients include the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and leading military forces including the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Over the years, the company has also partnered with many commercial clients.
As a socially responsible organization, Supreme Group strives to maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity across its operations at all times. It is committed to respecting people and the environment; nurturing community development; implementing sustainable business practices; and giving back to the communities in which it operates.
More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting http://www.supreme-group.net.
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