JAS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Achieving a More Sustainable Future. Together.

JAS Worldwide believes that “Corporate Responsibility” relates to the way in which an organization meet its wider economic, social, and environmental obligations, both to employees and to other interest groups including customers, suppliers, investors, and local communities. It includes, but is not limited to, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Environmental Responsibilities, Health and Safety, Social Responsibilities, and Security,

​JAS Worldwide recognizes that its operations and services have a wider impact on, and can therefore contribute to, the society in which it operates, and aims to take this into account by taking appropriate actions, as outlined in this policy, that are over and above compliance with minimum legal requirements.

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DISASTER RELIEF

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BEING THERE WHEN IT COUNTS

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

The JAS 2023 Sustainability Report covers our key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and results for 2023. To read more about how our actions contribute to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and create added value for our stakeholders, read the report below.

JAS Sustainability Report 2023

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

COMMITMENT

JAS Worldwide is committed to doing its part to promote environmental sustainability throughout the organization. We believe that working together we build a greener tomorrow by effectively reducing our environmental impact and improving the way we do business.

As part of its actions, JAS Worldwide has committed to set a science-based target through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) towards Net Zero 2050.

INITIATIVES

United Nations Global Compact
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to JAS as SmartWay® Transport Partner

ISO 14001

JAS Worldwide operates under a business management system that is certified to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management system requirements.

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Green Solutions

Green Solutions is our way of identifying and proposing the most sustainable method of transportation for you. Our team members are trained to help you select the most environmentally friendly shipping option while having your priorities, such as cost, speed, and reliability in mind.

GLOBALLY MINDED

COMMITTED TO PEOPLE & THE PLANET

WE'RE PART OF THE SOLUTION

COMMITTED TO THE FUNDAMENTALS

CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT

It is our policy to conduct our business in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, with honesty and integrity, in a manner which demonstrates respect for local cultural and ethnic customs, and with a strong commitment to the highest standards of ethics. We demand high standards of integrity and sound ethical judgment from our personnel at all times.

The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applies to all directors, officers and employees of JAS Worldwide and to all JAS Worldwide business locations throughout the world.

SUPPLIER CODE OF  CONDUCT

JAS Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for JAS Partners outlines our expectations of our suppliers regarding social, environmental, and ethical practices.

By adhering to the Supplier Code of Conduct, you will contribute to our shared values and strengthen the long-term sustainability and success of both our organizations. Responsible business practices benefit the environment and society, enhance brand reputation and foster customer loyalty.

HEALTH & SAFETY

JAS Worldwide is committed to protecting the health and safety of all employees, customers, and contractors. We strive to provide and sustain safe and healthy working conditions for employees, contractors, and customer and to ensure the safety and security of our company assets. JAS Worldwide is further committed to taking other necessary measures to eliminate  unsafe practice that can negatively impact the environment.

JAS Worldwide is committed to ongoing improvement of its HSE performance to meet and even exceed relevant HSE legislation, regulations, and company requirements.

JAS Worldwide operates under a business management system that is certified to ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management system requirements

SECURITY

JAS Worldwide acknowledges the importance of maintaining the integrity and security of the international supply chain to the highest practical level. In efforts to protect the supply chain, we have implemented a Security Management Program to ensure the company adheres to the local, state, and federal rules and regulations. We work together with our air and ocean carriers, vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, and our clients to promote security measures and programs.

Certifications

  • C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partner against Terrorism)
  • Validated as a Consolidator & Customs Broker:
  • C-TPAT SVI #:  bac9b476-f34d-4966-96b1-ed54b3c2a27
  • CNS-IATA Agent (Int’l Airport Transport Assoc)
  • NVOCC (Non vessel operating carrier)
  • EU Customs Grant Quality Certificate to JAS
  • AEO Certification (Authorized Economic Operator)
  • PIP-PEP (Canadian Security Program)

Codes of Conduct

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

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Supplier Code of Conduct

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JAS CERTIFICATIONS

JAS is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 45001:2018 certified

ISO 14001

ISO 27001

ISO 45001

ISO 9001

JAS GDP Validation

JAS is ISO 9001:2015 Hong Kong, ISO 14001:2015 Hong Kong, ISO 45001:2018 Hong Kong certified

ISO 14001 H.K.

ISO 45001 H.K.

ISO 9001 H.K.

JAS POLICIES

Explore our commitment to Environmental and Social issues through our company policies. These foundational documents outline our unwavering dedication to human rights, modern slavery prevention, diversity, equality, and inclusion, health, safety, security, and environmental sustainability.

DEI Policy

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Environmental Policy

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Global Modern Slavery Policy

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Health, Safety and Security Policy

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Human Rights Policy

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REPORTING ETHICS CONCERN

JAS Worldwide is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical, moral, and legal business conduct. In line with our commitment to open communication, we offer an ethics hotline as a secure channel for reporting concerns, ensuring protection from reprisals or victimization for reporting in good faith.

You can report anonymously through Ethics/JAS.

LOOKING TO THE HORIZON

WE'RE PART OF THE SOLUTION

DEDICATED TO SUSTAINABILITY

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

JAS Worldwide is committed to doing our part to have a positive impact on both the local and global community. We work with local charities and volunteer organizations to assist during natural disasters, critical times of need, and to generally help make the planet a better place to live.

JAS Worldwide proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report.

ATLANTA, GA – June 5, 2024 – This World Environment Day, JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report. This comprehensive report details the significant strides JAS has made towards environmental stewardship and how it plans to achieve Net Zero by 2050.  

Key highlights from the report include: 

  • 10% Renewable Electricity Share: JAS has achieved a 10% share of renewable electricity across all its global locations. 
  • 12% Emissions Reduction: Since 2021, JAS has successfully reduced its emissions by 12%, exhibiting the company's commitment to lowering its carbon footprint. 
  • EcoVadis Recognition: In 2023, JAS was rated among the top 15% of sustainable companies by EcoVadis, underscoring its dedication to sustainability excellence. 

"Achieving a more sustainable future. Together." is the mission that guides JAS Worldwide's environmental strategy. The company is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050, through a plan that includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, prioritizing sustainable products and packaging, promoting and implementing clean energy solutions, and enhancing overall efficiency in operations.  

JAS Worldwide acknowledges the importance of all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, as a global logistics company, it has identified six SDGs that particularly resonate with its mission: 

  • Affordable and Clean Energy 
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth 
  • Reduced Inequalities 
  • Responsible Consumption and Production 
  • Climate Action 
  • Partnerships for the Goals 

In 2023, JAS established a dedicated sustainability team, appointing regional sustainability leads and sustainability ambassadors to drive these initiatives forward. This strategic move has empowered JAS to achieve significant milestones by embodying a global focus on responsible business practices. 

"At JAS Worldwide, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future through collective action and innovation," said Andrea Goeman, SVP, Global Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) & Sustainability. "Our inaugural sustainability report not only highlights our accomplishments but also sets the stage for future initiatives that will further our commitment to environmental stewardship." 

For more information on JAS Worldwide’s sustainability initiatives and to view the full report, click here.

JAS Hong Kong, with support from partners, repurposed donated factory fabric samples to clothe adults and children in need, reducing fashion waste.

A dedicated team of JAS Hong Kong employees, led by Sustainability Ambassador Gary Ferreira, came together to make an impact in the lives of those less fortunate. Their mission? To repurpose factory fabric samples generously donated by a department store and instead give them to adults and children in need – the impact was twofold – it clothed adults and children in need and reduced waste sent to a landfill.


The JAS employees started by detaching company labels from each item. They then sorted and packaged the fabrics to ensure the garments could be easily distributed to charitable organizations in Hong Kong and the Philippines. The act of kindness was met with smiling and thankful faces.


This collaboration not only helped address material needs but also contributed to reducing fashion waste. This initiative underscores how corporate entities can address social and environmental challenges by leveraging existing resources and expertise.


We are grateful for our retail partner, Inland Corporation, and the Bruni Foundation for their support in ensuring each item reached its intended recipients with care and efficiency. Such achievements are only possible through collective cross-industry efforts.


This initiative is part of the Bruni Foundation's 'Pay it Forward' program, which empowers JAS employees to become ambassadors of change by actively supporting social and environmental causes. Throughout the year, the Bruni Foundation, an integral part of JAS, will support various global projects, primarily focusing on these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education, No Poverty, Clean Water and Sanitation, and Zero Hunger. Yet, understanding the current challenges towards the environment and the well-being of societies, the Bruni Foundation also actively supports initiatives that promote responsible environmental stewardship.

Blue Whale with Cargo Ship in the Background

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight
JAS Indonesia Team at the Local School, Sharing Books and Smiles on International Literacy Day 2023.

JAS Indonesia, in partnership with the Bruni Foundation, marked International Literacy Day (ILD) by organizing the "Book Donations for World Literacy Day" event on September 8, 2023. Led by JAS Sustainability Ambassador Sigit Yulianto, this event exemplified the team's dedication to championing literacy as a fundamental human right and their commitment to positively impacting the community.


Held at a local school, the ILD event showcased the incredible potential of collective community action. Its success was driven by a joint effort: prior to the event, the JAS office initiated a book donation campaign among its employees, and a group of JAS Indonesia colleagues volunteered to represent JAS at the local school. However, the event went beyond mere book donations; the team also shared food, drinks, and moments of joy, fostering an atmosphere of unity that enriched the day.


The teams' actions serve as a reminder that when individuals and organizations unite for a common purpose, they can create positive change. Literacy is not merely about reading; it is a pathway to a brighter future for all.  


The Sustainability Ambassadors at JAS play a key role in spearheading and executing sustainability initiatives. They are driven by a passion for creating a more sustainable organization and work closely with the Worldwide sustainability team and key stakeholders. Their expertise and influence serve as catalysts for transformation, inspiring and guiding others to contribute to a greener and more inclusive future.  


International Literacy Day has been observed globally on September 8 since 1967, emphasizing the significance of literacy as a basic human right. It also serves as a call to advance progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) on education and lifelong learning.

JAS Team Members Across the Globe Take Action for a More Sustainable Future.

JAS is committed to a sustainable future, and as part of this commitment, JAS team members all across the globe participated in local sustainability initiatives. As part of our Earth Day initiative employees were encouraged to take action and make a positive impact in their communities.  

In Mexico, team members spearheaded a recycling initiative in partnership with ECOCE, collecting PET bottles and cans. The recycled materials were exchanged for an electronic voucher, which was donated to a local public institution in exchange for food that could be distributed to the community. Similarly, in Guangzhou, China, JAS held a clothing recycling collection to reduce their environmental impact.

JAS team members and their families also participated in coastal clean-up events across the globe, collecting hundreds of kilograms of plastic debris, litter, and other waste. By preventing these materials from polluting oceans, rivers, and lakes, the team is helping to preserve animal life and the beauty of our planet. For example, in Qingdao, China, over 20 team members cleaned up 16,000 square meters of public space and removed 20 kgs of garbage.

Andrea Goeman, SVP of Sustainability at JAS, emphasized JAS’ proactive approach to sustainability and its dedication to environmental initiatives. "We believe in taking a proactive and approach to sustainability and creating a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. This Earth Day, we are proud of everyone’s efforts to create a sustainable future for all," she said.

These global initiatives are just a few examples of JAS' commitment to sustainability and our efforts to make a positive difference in their communities. Together we are creating a greener and cleaner tomorrow!

JAS Worldwide Bruni Foundation today announce their partnership with charity: water to as they work to provide clean and safe water to those in need.

In honor of World Water Day, JAS Worldwide (JAS) and the Bruni Foundation today announced their partnership with charity: water to provide clean and safe water to those in need.


The theme of World Water Day 2023 is "Water for Life and Livelihoods," which helps highlight the importance of water for life, economic development, and the environment. The United Nations (UN) reports that 771 million people worldwide live without access to clean water, which is essential for the health and well-being of individuals and communities.


JAS, the Bruni Foundation, and charity: water are committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by the global water crisis. The first phase of the partnership will deploy a $100,200 gift from the Bruni Foundation, which will fully fund two clean and safe water projects in India and Mozambique.

In Mozambique, this partnership will fund new community wells and handpumps across provinces in the Northeast of Mozambique and provide access to clean and safe water for more than 800 people. In India, the funds will support rainwater harvesting in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Western India, helping to provide clean and safe water access to over 250 people.

These initiatives will make a tangible impact in the lives of those in the local communities where the projects are being funded and are just the first step in the commitment to the cause.

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