SEKO Logistics appoints first VP of sustainability

By Damian Brett

Kai Lincoln. Source: SEKO Logistics

SEKO Logistics has appointed Kai Lincoln as its first global vice president of sustainability as part of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitment.

Lincoln, who joined the company in 2014 in the role of omnichannel logistics managing director, will oversee all efforts to support the company’s goal to have all its owned and controlled facilities and activities, including road linehaul and parcel final mile, be carbon neutral by 2050.

He will be supported by SEKO’s ESG committee and regional business leads in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand.

This group developed SEKO’s sustainability roadmap, which contains set milestones and timelines with key targets in the coming years.  

James Gagne, president and chief executive, SEKO Logistics, said: “We see sustainability as a growth generator. It will take strong focused leadership, which Kai has repeatedly demonstrated over the past six years, to achieve success, but creating a more sustainable global supply chain is a non-negotiable.

“This is going to be the ‘reality check’ for future client relationships. While we do not have all the answers yet, we are taking steps forward with tangible goals, and we have the ambition and determination to achieve them.”

The company has invested in several green initiatives in recent years and five SEKO facilities in North America and Europe are now operationally equipped to capture and use solar energy.

SEKO has also joined industry-led initiatives such as the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA) to learn and contribute within its partner community, and sourced home compostable e-commerce packaging.

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