“When I reflect on Ryder’s 87 years of delivering innovative logistics and transportation solutions, I get excited about Ryder’s future. By ensuring long-term viability as a profitable and thriving enterprise, we are better positioned to make an impact where our business intersects with our communities and stakeholders. At Ryder, we strive to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability into every aspect of our business, and understand that sustainability goes hand-in-hand with maintaining economic viability.”
About This Report
We are proud to present Ryder’s 2019-2020 Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines our sustainability strategy, goals, and significant accomplishments between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.
GENERATING POSITIVE IMPACT
Protecting Our Planet
In today’s rapidly changing world, we strive to safeguard our environment and its resources through continuous innovation of our services, technology, and operations. Protecting our planet is both the right thing to do and is an increasing expectation of our customers and other stakeholders. The innovation and expertise we provide is essential in driving long-term partnerships with our customers, while decreasing environmental impacts, and positioning Ryder for a bright future.
DEVELOPING A DIVERSE, SKILLED WORKFORCE
Fostering Talent, Diversity & Equality
Our workforce is critical to our success as a business. We recognize the value of investing in the development of our employees—with a focus on diversity, equality, and leadership development. It is essential for our employees to feel supported and engaged by Ryder. These components and the diverse perspective of our employees directly contribute to our ability to innovate and operate efficiently.
UPHOLDING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN ALL WE DO
Our highest priority is the safety of our employees, customers, and the public. Ensuring our employees adhere to rigorous safety protocols not only keeps our employees safe, it makes our shared environments safer for the communities and customers we serve. We maintain best–in-class practices, training programs, and technology to keep our approximately 39,000 employees safe, and to protect our 279,900 vehicles for secure and proper use while serving our tens of thousands of customers.
COLLABORATING TO DRIVE POSITIVE CHANGE
We care about the livelihood of the communities where we live and work, and aim to contribute to their well-being and resilience. Our community engagement efforts generate positive change and lasting relationships while creating opportunities to engage our employees. Through our charitable giving and employee volunteering, we exemplify our brand and core values while continuing our long legacy of building stronger communities.
EMBODYING A FAIR, HONEST, AND ETHICAL CULTURE
Upholding Ethics & Integrity
Ryder has a responsibility to our customers, stakeholders, and the communities we serve to conduct business according to the highest ethical standards. We strive to exemplify this commitment within all aspects of our business every day. We stress the importance of acting with integrity to help ensure our employees conduct business fairly, honestly, and ethically.