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APL Logistics Joins The Sustainability Consortium

APL Logistics aims to incorporate TSC tools and activities into larger sustainability strategy and to focus on supply chain optimization and reduction of air freight.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, March 1, 2018 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that APL Logistics has joined as a member, joining over 100 TSC members working to create more sustainable products for a more sustainable planet. TSC translates the best sustainability science into business tools that are used all over the world to create more sustainable consumer products.

APL Logistics is a U.S. $1.7 billion global supply chain services provider that designs and operates smart globally integrated supply chains. They combine origin and destination logistics solutions with transportation services across all modes and regions of the world. They will be focusing their work with TSC on supply chain optimization including supply chain transparency, transportation and logistics, climate and renewable energy and labor rights. Additionally, they will use TSC tools and our member network to participate in discussions on the reduction of air freight.

Euan Murray, TSC Chief Executive, states, “We are thrilled to have APL Logistics as a new member to TSC. Understanding the global impact of retailer demand planning on freight and transport is essential for making sure that we’re working towards more sustainable supply chains. APL Logistics’s expertise and experience in this area is extremely valuable. We look forward to working with their team in the coming year.”

APL Logistics focuses on helping their customers achieve Corporate Social Responsibility objectives by reducing their impact on the environment. Their engineers help assess supply chains with tools that help customers reduce their carbon footprints. As a TSC member, they will be studying the accuracy and consistency of demand planning tools across retailers.

Bill Villalon, President of APL Logistics sees sustainability as an increasingly integral part of core business operations, “the evidence is overwhelming that corporate responsibility and sustainability will be major issues in 2018 and beyond.  We want to be at the forefront of this discussion, and where possible, to lead the discussion in select areas like demand planning.”

About TSC

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We are dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Our members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. Each member brings valuable perspectives and expertise. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle. TSC also offers a portfolio of services to help drive effective implementation. The Sustainability Consortium has more than 100 members and there are over 2,000 users of TSC tools worldwide; it convenes more than 200 global organizations annually over an average of 75 networking opportunities. Formed in 2009, TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. It also has a European office at Wageningen University and Research, and a Chinese office in Tianjin, China. For more information visit

About APL Logistics

APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials and Retail sectors. The APL Logistics group of companies has a global network covering all major markets and is backed by a multinational workforce of about 7,700 people. APL Logistics Ltd is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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Erika Ferrin
Director of Marketing, Communication and Development
The Sustainability Consortium