The relationship, established between XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, and Ares, a French organization supporting social inclusion, aims to help disabled people achieve a smooth return to work. Colleagues work at Log’ins as handlers or order pickers, and of the nearly 70 people employed by Log’ins to date, 75% have subsequently found further employment or additional training places.
With Log’ins, XPO and Ares are fostering integration through employment and the development of new skills, enabling people supported by the programme to take up useful and long-term roles in the workforce. One year after the launch of Log’ins in Saint Vulbas in May 2016, the joint-venture is expanding to other areas, including Saint-Quentin-Fallavier and Satolas. Log’ins serves leading companies in the textile, cosmetics and food industries, and has ambitions to expand its service with a goal of reaching a turnover of one million euros by the end of 2017.
Bertrand Le Goff, XPO Logistics managing director, France, said, “We are proud to support this programme and welcome new employees, who are already making a valued contribution to our business. The additional support they receive during the placement is vital to help them adjust to the workplace. We look forward to welcoming many more.”
Guillaume Hérisson, director of operations at Ares, said, “Client satisfaction is at the heart of our project. This is key to ensure the employability of our collaborators, after a maximum of 18 months working at Log’ins.”
About XPO Logistics, Inc. and XPO Logistics Europe SA
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 34 countries, with over 89,000 employees and 1,431 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service.
XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. The company conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe SA, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870. www.xpo.com