Latest Initiatives

At ASL, we love working together to achieve common goals, whether that’s with our customers, suppliers or each other. Here’s some examples of how we are collaborating as a team to achieve our ONE WORLD sustainability goals:

ASL Global Demonstrates Environmental Transparency by Disclosing through CDP

ASL Global has furthered its commitment to environmental transparency by disclosing its environmental impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform.

We believe that engaging with the Carbon Disclosure Protocol in an open way helps to build stakeholder trust through transparency, identify environmental risks and opportunities for our business, and helps drive our One World initiative forward with a data-driven strategy.

2020 is the first year that ASL Global has disclosed through CDP by completing its climate change questionnaire, reflecting significant recent growth of the business, and its ongoing commitment to sustainability.


ASL Annual Awards held in December 2020

ASL Global held its annual Awards event last week, with the format a little different this year. Over 300 ASL colleagues gathered together for a virtual Awards Ceremony, held online due to the various ongoing Covid restrictions & lockdowns still affecting countries a

ll over the world. But this did not dampen our spirits! Some people got up very early, others stayed up late, and those in Europe were the lucky ones with a lunchtime ceremony. It was a very special moment to join together as One Team, to celebrate our achievements and reflect on an incredible, unprecedented year.


ASL’s Vietnam team offers help to victims of Typhoon Molave

Throughout October, Typhoon Molave (also known as Quinta) tore through the Philippines and Vietnam. In late October, landslides triggered by torrential rain killed 13 people, with many more still missing. The storms, heavy rains and flooding left millions without electricity and damaged 56,000+ home across Vietnam. Our team, based in Ho Chi Minh City, was determined to offer practical help. Working with local suppliers, our team made up hundreds of kids packs containing notebooks, colouring pens & pencils, exercise books and schoolbags.

ASL’s clients were also very supportive, offering help and making personal donations to the project. The team delivered 200+ packs in person, with the remainder sent to charities across Vietnam, to help access villages still underwater or cut off due to landslides.


ASL’s Portugal team reports great progress on CSR initiatives

Despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, we’ve been making progress with our CSR strategy, One World. An important part of this initiative is to Reduce Our Impact. This involves setting new CSR goals for ourselves and implementing sustainability-related activities in ASL’s offices across 48 countries worldwide.

As our teams return to their offices, safely of course, (picture above was taken pre-Covid in March 2020), the people who are bringing the One World initiative to life are ASL’s ‘CSR Champions’. Here’s an update from our Champion in Portugal,  Alexandra Aleixo READ MORE


100% of ASL staff receive in-depth sustainability training in 2020

At ASL, we understand the importance of upholding the principles of sustainability as a business, and as individuals. Our One World strategy will only succeed if we help the whole ASL family to live our core values of reducing our impact, inspiring our partners and helping communities flourish.

So, during 2020, all ASL staff received sustainability training, covering they key areas of environmental, economic and social sustainability. We learnt how ASL is working with suppliers, customers and partners to become more sustainable, and how we, as individuals, can play a proactive part in the One World initiative.


ASL Obtains ISO 45001 accreditation in 2020

We’re delighted to confirm that, following a robust auditory evaluation, ASL Global has successfully obtained the ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management certification. ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). ISO 45001 is  an integral part of an organisation’s efforts towards managing occupational health and safety performance.


Supporting L’Oréal ‘s social sourcing programme

During 2020, we have joined forces with L’Oréal on their proactive Solidarity Sourcing programme. This  proactive initiative helps promote sustainable, inclusive growth and advocates responsibility & inclusion all along the value chain. We’re delighted to work with  L’Oréal to help support and drive this important initiative forward through the value chain.


Collaborating with MARS and EcoVadis to Develop More Sustainable Global Supply Chains

In October 2019, ASL Global was invited as a guest speaker,  alongside leading sustainability rating provider EcoVadis, at  this year’s Mars Premia Supplier Workshop, held in  Mars’ China HQ in Shanghai.

Our Chief Quality and Compliance Officer spoke in detail about  ASL’s own approach to sustainability and, in particular, about  the importance of Mars’ ‘Next Generation’ Supplier Program READ MORE


ASL’s US team proudly supporting Youth Energy Academies in Florida

Every year, our US team works with major energy companies, Duke Energy and Jacksonville Electric (JEA), to support the Youth Energy Academy program. This Florida-based community program introduces local young people to the energy field and helps educate and guide them towards a successful future in this dynamic sector READ MORE

 


ASL’s 2019 Supplier Conference focused on Sustainability

Earlier in 2019, ASL’s Asia Pacific and global procurement teams welcomed over 200 suppliers from across China to their offices in Shenzhen and Shanghai. Over two days, ASL’s buyers and merchandisers discussed the latest trends and ideas with their key suppliers, with a key focus on Sustainability through the supply chain READ MORE


Working with local charities to deliver Christmas gift hampers

Each Christmas, our team in Lisbon, Portugal spends time working for local charity SEMEAR which runs a sustainable program of social inclusion for children, young people and adults with intellectual and developmental difficulties READ MORE