Sustainable Development aims to meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. The recent developments in our world demonstrate that awareness should be raised regarding the harm that we have done to humanity and the nature. As Mars Logistics, we are aware of the fact that we are going through transformation with the climate change and with the changes in the economic and social priorities accordingly.
We live in an era of great transformation. The balance of our planet, which we use beyond its borders, is continuously changing. Unlike all known natural patterns in the last hundred years, the acceleration in the climate change and the deterioration of ecological balance have taken place due to human activities. To overcome these negative situations, it has become inevitable to experience a radical transformation in the social, environmental and economic fields, which constitute the three pillars of sustainability, and to develop business ways suitable for this transformation.
For a sustainable future, it is obvious that a more equitable, fair, diverse and inclusive structure should be created. We value the idea, particularly of the United Nations, for a more livable common future with global collective intelligence and solidarity and without leaving anyone behind.
It is important that everyone actively participates in the struggle for a more livable world. We believe that we can overcome all types of problems by generating scientific-based solutions.
Sustainability aims at conveying resources to next generations. To achieve this, it guides us about what we should do in economic, environmental and social aspects by considering any current requirements.
Even if the first thing that comes to mind when it is said ‘sustainability’ is protection of the environment, sustainability should be considered in economic and social aspects in order to define it correctly.
As Mars Logistics, we manage our environmental effects in terms of power efficiency, reduction of CO2 emissions and waste management. We try to prefer renewable sources when we select power sources. We measure our power consumption and determine what needs to be done to reduce our power consumption. In this scope, we review both our operational processes and support activities. We pay utmost attention to protect the environment when we select the sources we use for lighting and heating purposes, equipment that we use at our logistics hubs and transportation modes and trucks that we present to our customers. It is crucial for us that our business partners that we cooperate in the field of waste management operate in accordance with legal and other requirements.
We determined the components of our economic sustainability as operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. Operational efficiency is also critical to maintain customer satisfaction for Mars Logistics. With operational efficiency, we aim to reduce costs and ensure that all our sources are used at optimum level. We utilize technology to render our operations sustainable. With our ERP applications and investments for trucks and warehouses, we offer services to meet requirements of our customers. We review our activities and implement improvement activities to render customer satisfaction sustainable.
Our contributions to the society, satisfaction of our employees and their health and safety constitute the foundation of our social sustainability. As Mars Logistics, we direct our social investments to the projects that will support professional trainings and increase employment in our sector.
More than 9 thousand organizations in the world and more than 90 organizations in Turkey have so far prepared and shared a report on sustainability activities with their stakeholders* (GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database 2016 March data). As Mars Logistics, our first report was the first sustainability report that was certified by GRI in the Turkish logistics industry. With our second report, we became one of the first 10 companies in Turkey that published a report at the level GRI A+. We will increase and maintain our business concept that is sensitive to the environment and to the future of the world based on our preferences and projects and also with the support of all our stakeholders.