GWC Holds Virtual Spotlight Events for Earth Hour 2021
GWC (Q.P.S.C), the leading logistics provider in the State of Qatar, held virtual spotlight events to spread awareness of climate change issues among employees through various activities for Earth Hour 2021, in addition to demonstrating proper methods and steps to maximize the potential of sustainable energy at homes and in the workplace.
During the events, the employees shared suggestions on how to protect nature and the various environmental initiatives that could participate in for a better future. The initiative to support Earth Hour falls under the framework of the company’s continuous support and participation in the annual event, where lights are turned off in all its office and logistics facilities for 60 minutes, this year on Saturday, 27 March 2021, at 8:30PM local time. By participating in this event, the company exemplifies its commitment to its environmental duty while emphasizing the care it provides for its employees, clients and stakeholders.
“Earth Hour is a reminder that small changes can achieve great results.” stated GWC Director of Marketing and Communications Ms. Jawaher Al Khuzaei on the event. “This is not just about turning the lights off for one hour, but rather spreading the awareness for generations to come.”
GWC invests in several active and passive measures for more sustainable operations, including paperless processes, vehicle route optimization, reduce-reuse-recycle initiatives, energy conservation (including natural or energy saving light initiatives), and resource consumption optimization. GWC’s international quality standards, including the ISO 14001:2015 for Environment Management Systems, hold sustainability at its core, and most recently; GWC’ Regional Logistics Hub in Ras Bufontas Free Zone was developed according to the GSAS1 standard.
Ms. Jawaher added: “sustainability is one of Qatar’s core objectives, most clearly through a commitment to hold the most sustainable edition of the FIFA World Cup™, and by establishing it as a pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030. As the Official Logistics Provider for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and with the national vision an integral part of our purpose, GWC renews its commitments to achieving these goals.”
Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.
GWC Bags Pride of Logistics
Doha – 16/03/2021: GWC (Q.P.S.C.), one of the region’s fastest growing companies, has been awarded the “Pride of Logistics” award at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2021.
This comes after a year in which the logistics sector shone through as a critical infrastructure ensuring the continuity and safety of the region and its economy. As a leading logistics provider in the region, GWC has succeeded in its role providing lean, reliable and global standard logistics solutions.
“We are glad that Logistics Middle East Awards 2021 event organizers ITP have put together such an event highlighting the role the logistics sector has had in a challenging year,” stated GWC Group CEO Mr. Ranjeev Menon on the award.
GWC’s investment in infrastructure coupled with increasingly sophisticated technical and software integrations, ensures that new challenges will be met seamlessly. GWC will expand beyond its over 3 million square meters of logistics footprint and 250,000 pallet locations to meet increasing demand, where most of the supply is shipped through GWC’s network, leveraging the company’s access to two of the largest worldwide freight, supply chain, and express courier networks in the world. It’s fleet of over 1,200 specialized vehicles and 19 strategic locations makes it the number one logistics provider in Qatar.
One such expansion came at the end of 2020, when GWC inaugurated its regional logistics hub and UPS Customer Center in the Ras Bufontas Free Zone, becoming the first logistics provider to operate out of the first free zone in Qatar, and underlining its commitment to improving the logistics and business infrastructure of the nation.
GWC was announced as the first Regional Supporter and Official Logistics Provider for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. This is a proud moment for all GWC employees and stakeholders and a commitment to doing our part in supporting this national objective; showcasing to the world what the capabilities of Qatar as the host nation for the largest sporting event in the planet.
“We take this national mandate very seriously, and our highly developed logistics infrastructure and host of services have fully prepared us for this undertaking, and we continue to develop and improve in order to ensure the successful actualization of another milestone of Qatar’s national vision,” stated Mr. Menon.
The Logistics Middle East Awards are a celebration of excellence for the great and the good of the supply chain and logistics communities in the Middle East. The awards follow the traditions of rewarding industry success set by the Supply Chain & Transport Awards (SCATA), which were first held in 2007, and of which GWC won two awards in 2011 and 2012.