LYON, FRANCE – 27 November 2017 – XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of logistics and transport solutions, has organized a toy drive in the Hauts-de-France region in partnership with Emmaüs, a French solidarity movement. XPO donated its trucking and pallet distribution services at the Roye site (Somme department) to Emmaüs, a France-based organization that combats poverty and homelessness worldwide.
Under XPO’s “1 toy = 1 successful Christmas for 1 child” initiative, a team of volunteers collected the toys this month and delivered them to Emmaüs in the city of Camon. The company is considering extending its involvement across its distribution network in France next year.
“The holiday season should be a happy time for everyone. Our team was eager to help,” said Luis Angel Gomez, managing director–transport, XPO Logistics Europe. “We’re proud to support Emmaüs France and make a positive impact.”
Pascal Orillard, a volunteer at Emmaüs France in the Somme department, said, “Emmaüs succeeds in its mission solely through donations and without state subsidies. Some of the toys collected by XPO will be donated to disadvantaged children in France or Africa; others will be sold to pay for items that further the well-being of homeless people, such as food, sleeping bags and blankets.”
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
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