Diversity

Agility employees are at the heart of the company’s success. Our people define our character, deliver our performance, and possess the specialized knowledge that differentiates us a company.

Empowering a Diverse Workforce

We consider the diversity of our workforce to be one of the company’s biggest assets. Our logistics experts originate from all around the world, and they provide world-class service to our many customers regardless of where our operations are situated or our services are rendered. Agility’s local leadership is empowered with a high degree of autonomy in decision-making, with communication channels in place to allow for best practice sharing across regions.

84%

Over 84% of our headcount currently works outside the developed world in an emerging or frontier market, or a developing country.

Gender Breakdown by Job level

Overall
Executive
Director
Management
Professional
Support

Overall

Executive

Director

Management

Professional

SUPPORT

Employee Breakdown by Region

Worldwide

Gender

Age

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

51% of global workforce

Gender

Age

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

32% of global workforce

Gender

Age

THE AMERICAS

32% of global workforce

Gender

Age

EUROPE

32% of global workforce

Gender

Age

Women Leaders at Agility

Agility faces a challenging industry and geographic context when it comes to gender participation. According to the World Bank, 104 countries around the world have laws that prevent women from working in some jobs, and in many emerging economies, this includes certain jobs in transporting goods, particularly at night. Beyond regulations, there are often cultural taboos associated with women working in warehouses or driving trucks in some parts of the world. Times are changing. More women are pursuing advance degrees in logistics, in our increasingly digitized industry. Agility is working to recognize and foster female talent, and has achieved women participation levels that are on par with other companies in the industrial sector, with about 25% of overall management being female. In 16 markets, Agility’s management is over 40% female. Asia has the strongest representation of women in management in our business.

Markets with
~40%
Women
in management
*Data covers GIL operations only.

Women's Empowerment at Agility

Agility works hard to recognize and foster female talent in the logistics industry. As a result, the levels of female participation by job level are consistently at or above average for our industry. However, we recognize that we can do more to build female talent in a traditionally male-dominated industry. We are working on monitoring our progress and identifying the right steps to take to improve our performance.

See Asia Pacific Case Study

Leadership Development

At the global level, Agility's LDP program provides directors and senior managers with current, relevant training on strategy, leadership and change management. LDP participants work in teams on projects critical to the company's transformation, including the improvement of operations productivity, sales effectiveness and the continued development of Agility GIL's broader strategy. The program design matches stretch assignments with disciplined learning and a coaching environment.

At the regional level, the MDP enables senior managers and junior level executives with successful track records to get access to relevant learning and development to accelerate the ability of our people to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges. Participants work with teammates from different cultures and backgrounds across the region and receive Board-level mentorship.

For our leaders on the front-lines, Agility's Branch Manager Excellence program aims to improve business results by increasing organizational capacity via improved management of human capital, fostering a culture of P&L ownership, improving employee morale with stronger leadership and improved HR skills, continually upgrading talent and skills of this critical organizational level, and strengthening the internal succession pipeline.

“Leadership development is core to GIL’s strategy. We are building leaders at every level of our organization who share our values and commitment to create a high performing organization that delivers for our customers, employees and communities.”
Toby Switzer, Chief Human Capital Officer, Agility

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