Social responsibility is one of our priorities in the area of sustainability. To reflect the values of our organisation and promote human rights initiatives, in 2022 we became one of the main sponsors of the National Equality and Diversity Awards, and participated as a member of the jury in the processing of applications and the selection of winners.
We understand that the transport sector generates very high levels of CO2 emissions, so it was important for us to find a way to reduce our CO2 footprint. On 23 April, more than 50 employees and their families took part in a tree planting campaign in Varėna District. With such a large team, we managed to plant many more trees than we had planned – 7,460 pine and 240 birch trees. We are determined to bring together an even bigger community of employees with their families in 2023, to make this beautiful campaign an ongoing reality.
Another way we have been able to compensate CO2 emissions was by purchasing 9,000 carbon offsets from a project in Mexico this year, which aims to produce renewable energy in Mexico by constructing and operating a 137.5 MW wind farm in Unión municipality. Thanks to this project, we have compensated 8,802 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
This project, which was launched with great enthusiasm, has run into some legal challenges, and the world has been shaken by the outbreak of war against Ukraine. We have therefore focused our energy on finding ways to help Ukraine. During the first months of the war, in coordination with the Lithuanian Red Cross, we contributed to the transport of urgently needed items to Ukraine. Together with Strong Together, we assisted the arriving refugees with issues ranging from transportation to accommodation, and helped them take their “first steps” in Lithuania. Every employee contributed in whatever way they could, from financial support to donating items or sharing information.
However, we have not forgotten our promise to support talented children, and we will keep it in the upcoming year 2023.
The Integre Trans group of companies has a support fund called “Help for you”, which was established 5 years ago in order to contribute to the social needs of our employees, and to provide financial support in case of family emergencies or serious illnesses. As part of our commitment to the well-being of our employees, we also wanted to contribute to the well-being of other people with serious illnesses. As a result, this year we started to provide financial support to the Cancer Patient Assistance Association (POLA) for the implementation of a sustainable Patient Mentoring and Navigation System for patients with oncological disease.
Find out more about the programme HERE.
Our employees have always been, and continue to be, our top priority. We do everything we can to make sure that they feel respected, equal and dignified in our group of companies, and that they have every opportunity to grow and excel.
For the past three years, in the Integre Trans group of companies, we have been running a sustainability programme called Think Sustainable. It includes a wide range of in-house initiatives related to the environment, social responsibility and occupational safety and health.
It’s great to see how these initiatives are engaging more and more of our employees. This year, we managed to implement 15 of them: