Date: 20.03.2024

Sustainable business growth

Differentiation, innovation, technology, profitability, customer focus and partnership building are all key components in business growth and are all inherently linked to sustainable businesses, which underlines the value that environmental strategies can add to your business.

Sustainability is good for business, because it builds brand value, meets consumer expectations, attracts talent and creates new opportunities, which is why Metro has been certified Carbon Neutral for five years, supports sustainable initiatives and drives innovation to help our customers monitor and mitigate their carbon footprint.

The vast majority of C-level executives agree that they can achieve growth while also protecting the environment, but they remain slow in implementing actions that embed sustainability into their strategies and operations, and cultures.

We lead the way by taking positive action, with proactive carbon reduction planning, offsetting projects, ISO 14001 accreditation and membership of the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership.

Members of the West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge, we support efforts to make the region a net zero carbon economy, with commitment to zero landfill waste, new recycling bins at our Birmingham HQ, together with more electric charging points and fleet replacement with electric vehicles.

Metro is measuring and monitoring the emissions of every shipment, by every mode, for all of our customers, with offsetting alternatives, so they can work towards carbon neutrality in their global supply chain.

Our MVT Eco module has reported over 250,000 shipments, with a total CO2 equivalent of more than 1M tonnes measured.

The EU adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) act in November, with fines and penalties for those failing to disclose their indirect Scope 3 emissions.

MVT Eco uses reporting methodology that is in conformance with the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) and incorporates 30 pre-built charts and downloadable statements, to simplify Scope 3 reporting compliance for customers.

In 2024 Metro are expanding our sustainability team and are seeking individuals that could add value to this critical area.

If you, or someone you know are committed to the environment and making a difference that counts, we want an individual that has the confidence to work closely with our leadership team in setting strategic objectives and targets, and in ensuring the business meets these on an ongoing basis.

In the first instance visit our careers page and submit your CV with a covering letter.