JC Auditors (JCA), a leading independent certification body, is proud to announce the official launch of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) verification service tailored specifically for the transport and logistics sector. This innovative offering aims to enhance sustainability practices and promote responsible business operations within the industry.
As the world continues to address the challenges posed by climate change, social imbalance and governance inconsistencies, businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of integrating ESG principles into their core operations. The transport and logistics sector, being a significant contributor to global carbon emissions and social impacts, plays a crucial role in driving positive change.
JCA’s ESG verification services for the transport and logistics sector will enable companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, transparency, and ethical practices. Through a defined process, JCA will evaluate various ESG factors, including carbon emissions reduction initiatives, supply chain ethics, employee welfare, community engagement, and corporate governance measures.
“We are thrilled to introduce our specialised ESG verification services for the transport and logistics industry,” says Oliver Naidoo, the Managing Director of JC Auditors. “By aligning with globally recognised ESG standards, we aim to empower companies in the sector to adopt responsible business practices and contribute to a greener, safer and resilient supply chain.”
JCA’s ESG verification process is designed to meet international standards and guidelines set out by organisations such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). “We have customised our verification criteria, taking into account materiality factors applicable to the transport and logistics sector, especially in context of the operating environment in Southern Africa”, continues Naidoo. “By adhering to these frameworks, JCA ensures that the verified companies gain credibility and recognition in the marketplace.”
In addition to ESG elements contained within the core ISO certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001 and the like, other specific elements applicable to the transport sector have been incorporated e.g., ISO 14083:2023, which promotes a common methodology for the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from transport operations.
The transport and logistics companies that undergo JCA’s ESG verification will receive a comprehensive report detailing their performance in each assessed category. This report can be utilised to showcase their sustainability commitment to stakeholders, investors, customers, and regulators. “We are hopeful that this ESG verification initiative will translate ESG from an abstract to achievable actions” concludes Naidoo.