Corporate responsibility

Our high environmental and social standards

Support a sustainable future

In our view, being economically successful and internationally competitive generates value for our shareholder, customers and society at large. We apply high environmental and social standards to our business to support a sustainable future.

We recognise that we have a duty to our stakeholders to be a reliable partner with the highest integrity and ethics. We engage with and learn from others through open dialogue on mutual interests.

We focus our corporate responsibility in 3 principal areas:

  • Industry focus through the European Transport Board
  • Communities we work with through our TIP Volunteers program
  • Globally through our shareholder and HNA’s global programs

ETB: Pan-European centre of knowledge

We are the founder and lead member of the European Transport Board (ETB), a group of leading European transport and logistics providers, which together represent a significant part of the industry with almost 300,000 trailers in the combined fleet. The ETB’s goal is to share insight and solutions that solve common issues which transcend country borders and individual needs. Its mission specifically aims to:

        • Reduce environmental impact
        • Reduce congestion from road transport
        • Increase road safety
        • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the industry

With our colleagues in the ETB, we strive to connect:

      • Our members to work together more effectively
      • With EU priorities
      • On environmental and social challenges
      • Public and private initiatives
      • Demand to supply: reducing congestion and emissions
      • The European market to global demand
      • All transportation modalities

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TIP Volunteers program

We actively engage in volunteer projects through our TIP Volunteers program, helping those in need within our local communities. Key events in 2015 included;

  • Participated in Harbour Run in Rotterdam
  • Organised a charity bicycle ride from Manchester to Galway along with some of our customers raising €50,000 for the United Kingdom National Charity for Cancer Research, Donna Louise Trust for terminally ill children and the Air Ambulance Service
  • Voluntary work at a local elderly people’s home in Amsterdam
  • Painted and repaired a local Amsterdam petting zoo

Our shareholder and HNA global programs

One of HNA’s majority shareholders is Hainan Province Cihang Foundation (“Cihang”). Cihang is a non-profit organisation with the sole purpose of engaging in charitable and educational activities such as disaster relief and poverty alleviation. Cihang was originally established with a donation of €2.8m from HNA. In 2013, the HNA Group donated 20% of its equity to the foundation. Cihang is based in both Hainan Province and Beijing, China.

In addition to the activities of Cihang, the HNA Group also organises many charitable events. To celebrate HNA’s inaugural inclusion in the prestigious Fortune Global 500 list, HNA organised the “HNA Global Charity Run” which was held in 34 cities around the world (15 cities in China) during December 2015 and January 2016.

As part of the “HNA Global Charity Run”, TIP employees organised a 5km run in the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam. There were over 65 participants with a large representation of TIP’s Dutch based employees and a number of customers and suppliers. €5,000 was raised and donated to Médecins sans Frontières – a great donation for a great cause.

We believe our responsibility goes beyond our core business. Progress and prosperity are driving us when we initiate and support educational, social and cultural projects that help people everywhere to fulfil their potential. Our employees have valuable skills and we encourage them to use these to benefit others through involvement in community projects and social enterprises that produce lasting change. We call this building social capital. This is how we combine our culture of performance with a culture of responsibility.