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JAS Worldwide Welcomes Ralf Steiner as VP of Global Trade Lane Management

JAS Staff
May 17, 2023
Ralf Steiner, VP of Global Trade Lane Management
Ralf Steiner, VP of Global Trade Lane Management

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralf Steiner as the Vice President of Global Trade Lane Management, marking an exciting milestone in the company's growth trajectory. Steiner, a 28-year veteran of the logistics world, boasts a rich blend of expertise and a track record of success.  

Steiner has held key positions at organizations such as CH Robinson, Panalpina, and Ceva. His years in the logistics industry across Europe and the Americas have equipped him with a deep understanding of the business and the ability to navigate complex global supply chains. His dynamic logistics career spans several countries, encompassing both on-site and off-site project management. Steiner's impressive leadership skills and relentless pursuit of operational excellence have contributed significantly to his previous accomplishments.

Fluent in multiple modes of transport and functions, Steiner's diverse knowledge and hands-on experience make him the perfect addition to the JAS family. Steiner's ability to leverage his industry expertise and strategic thinking will undoubtedly contribute to JAS' continued growth and success.

Manuele Mazzacurati, EVP Sales and Marketing, comments, "Ralf's induction as our new Vice President of Global Trade Lane Management is truly thrilling for JAS Worldwide. His vast leadership experience will undoubtedly bolster our global trade lane strategies. We trust in Ralf's capabilities to thrive in this role, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service to our clients."
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At JAS Worldwide, we understand the critical role supply chain and logistics companies play in shaping the present and future of sustainable transportation. As the global community comes together to celebrate World Sustainable Transport Day, we are proud to share our commitment to helping reduce the industry's environmental footprint by providing customers with sustainable solutions when transporting goods.

The Importance of Sustainable Transport

Sustainable transport is more than a buzzword; it is a responsibility that the Transport and Logistics industry has, as it contributes significantly to the global carbon footprint. With the world facing challenges such as dwindling fossil fuel resources, climate change, and the resulting impact on various communities, the need for sustainable transport solutions has never been more critical. As a global logistics and supply chain provider, we recognize our responsibility to lead by example and contribute to more sustainable operations.

A Cleaner Way Forward

Our partnership with GoodShipping showcases our dedication to sustainable transport solutions. By providing clients with the option to inset sustainable marine biofuel, we empower them to make eco-conscious choices for their shipping needs. These biofuels are produced from renewable sources and have a significantly lower environmental impact than conventional options, making them a responsible and sustainable choice for ocean freight.

Another step we've taken in our journey towards sustainability is the incorporation of electric trucks into our fleet. Electric trucks such as the type JAS uses are known for their low emissions, energy efficiency, and reduced environmental impact, aligning seamlessly with our eco-conscious approach. In fact, when evaluating the entire Well-To-Wheel (WTW) cycle, an electric truck can achieve up to a 92% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional diesel trucks, marking a significant step toward more sustainable operations.

Network optimization is another way we reduce transport emissions, for example by embedding rail and ocean transport into the supply chain wherever possible, choosing the most efficient route for each stage of the journey, and maximizing freight utilization thereby reducing the need for additional trips. We consult with our customers to make informed decisions based on their business priorities and help them track their progress in reducing their emissions.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability

Sustainability isn't just about implementing a single solution; it's about embracing a holistic approach. At JAS, we integrate sustainable practices into every aspect of our business, from our daily operations to the choices we make in selecting partners and suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability.

We continually look for new technologies and practices that will further reduce our carbon footprint and improve the well-being of our people and the communities where we operate. Our commitment to sustainability is not a one-time effort but an ongoing journey toward a more responsible future.

Join Us in Celebrating World Sustainable Transport Day

As we commemorate World Sustainable Transport Day, we invite our partners, clients, and the global community to join us in embracing sustainable transport solutions. We are excited about the journey ahead and are committed to further innovations that will make the world of logistics more sustainable. Happy World Sustainable Transport Day!

JAS China Team Members with HR Asia Awards.

JAS China proudly announces its outstanding achievements in the realm of workplace excellence, securing three awards from HR Asia this November in Shanghai. 

2023 Best Companies to Work for in Asia  

JAS China has been recognized as one of the "2023 Best Companies to Work for in Asia" by HR Asia, a testament to our commitment to fostering an exceptional workplace environment. This distinguished accolade is a result of our relentless dedication to employee satisfaction, innovative HR practices, and an unwavering commitment to cultivating a positive and empowering workplace culture. 

Most Caring Company  

JAS China's unwavering dedication to employee welfare and well-being has earned us the "Most Caring Company" award. This recognition underscores our commitment to creating a workplace that not only nurtures professional growth but also prioritizes the health, happiness, and prosperity of our employees. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Award  

JAS China is honored to receive the "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)" award, highlighting our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. This recognition reflects our dedication to ensuring equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of background, and cultivating a workplace that thrives on the unique perspectives and talents of each team member. 

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia awards are highly esteemed, attracting applications from a diverse array of companies, including Fortune 500 giants and multinational corporations. JAS China's success in clinching these awards reaffirms our position as an employer of choice in Asia, demonstrating our exceptional HR practices, high levels of employee engagement, and an outstanding workplace culture. 

"This privilege belongs to every one of our associates.  Together we are building JAS China to be the workplace that puts people first, embraces diversity, equity & inclusion, and creates a culture of empathy.  Thank you all for your contribution!  Let’s continue to foster a fulfilling culture that striving for engagement and excellence," shared Daniel Jiang, Head of HR, JAS China.

"We are very proud of these awards as we center our culture around the notion  ‘people makes the difference’" added Marco Civardi, CEO of JAS China.

These accolades reflect JAS China's ongoing commitment to maintaining a workplace that values its employees, promotes diversity and inclusion, and sets industry benchmarks for HR excellence. 

JAS Chile is proud to announce that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work.

JAS Chile is proud to announce that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work. This recognition is a testament to its  commitment to creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

The Great Place to Work certification is awarded based on employee feedback and an in-depth analysis of the organization's workplace practices.  

"At JAS Chile, our people are our greatest asset, and we are thrilled to be recognized as a Great Place to Work," said Rodrigo Bustos, Managing Director at JAS Chile. "This certification is a reflection of our dedication to fostering a supportive and collaborative environment where our employees can thrive both personally and professionally."

The certification process involved an extensive survey of JAS Chile's employees, evaluating key factors such as leadership effectiveness, employee engagement, and workplace culture. The positive responses from employees underscore its efforts to prioritize a people-centric approach.

"We believe that a great workplace is built on trust, collaboration, and a shared commitment to success," added Rodrigo. "This recognition energizes us to continue fostering an environment where our employees can excel, grow, and contribute to our overall success."

As JAS Chile celebrates this achievement, it remains focused on continuous improvement and innovation, with a dedication to providing an exceptional workplace experience for its employees.

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