LYON, FRANCE – December 19, 2018 – XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has collected more than 1,000 toys and books during its annual toy drive in France in partnership with its less-than-truckload (LTL) transport agencies. XPO will donate the items, as well as trucking and pallet distribution services, to the Emmaüs association, which combats poverty and exclusion in France.
Last year, XPO supported Emmaüs in the city of Camon (Somme department) on the initiative of an employee volunteer. This holiday season, XPO volunteers expanded the toy drive to the company’s national LTL transport network in France. Donations collected at each LTL site were delivered to the nearest Emmaüs location.
Luis Gomez, managing director, transport, XPO Logistics Europe, said, “We encourage community and charitable participation at XPO and are proud of our volunteers. We’re eager to make a positive impact by supporting organizations such as Emmaüs France.”
Marie-Alix Pic, head of Emmaüs France partnerships, said, “Emmaüs succeeds in its mission solely through donations. The toys collected with the support of XPO volunteers contribute to the activity of the people we care for, and can find a new life as Christmas gifts.”
About XPO Logistics and XPO Logistics Europe
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 32 countries, with 1,529 locations and more than 98,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains.
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, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870.
Corporate Communication Director - Europe