Building Better Businesses Together
2020 was an exceptional year in many ways. It was the year in which the COVID-19 pandemic made a tremendous impact in society as a whole and in both our daily business and personal lives. COVID has made clear that the world is more connected than ever. It has exposed the many interdependencies and vulnerabilities in global supply chains.
During the year, we also marked the milestone of our 60th anniversary. Since 1960, we have seen our organisation grown from a shipping agency to a global end-to-end supply chain solutions provider. Relying on our 60 years of heritage, we maintain our mission to create sustainable value for our clients in the supply and demand network, with a personal touch for our three areas of expertise: Warehousing & Distribution, Forwarding & Shipping and Breakbulk Terminals.
For three consecutive years now our CSR report proves to be a tangible result of our efforts of 60 years of providing sustainable, transparent and responsible global logistics services. For this third-in-row edition all of our business activities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, China and India have been assessed according to the internationally renowned Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.
Where in our previous reports the scope was our activities in the Netherlands and Belgium only, we have now added our international offices to get a complete picture of our Global Reach. It makes clear where we stand today and it empowers to continue on building better businesses together. Together because sustainability is a matter for all of us, for ourselves, our customers, our suppliers and all other stakeholders involved.
Although it has been an exceptional year, we have continued to operate in a responsible manner. By acting as one global team, with our unlimited entrepreneurial mindset and our impact and solution-driven mentality, we are able to make a difference in today's ever complex world.
Rik Pek (CEO) & Nicolas Parey (CFO)
Our Global Team in Key Figures
Today’s success and position in international markets would not have been achieved without the right people, leadership and culture. Logistics is a people’s business, hence people are our most valuable resource. By continuous development of our employees and by applying the highest health and safety norms, we ensure that our people are fully equipped to unburden the needs of our clients.
Broekman Logistics employs a total number of 841 people across the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, India and China. 56% of the total workforce is working in the operational field (Warehousing & Distribution and Breakbulk Terminals). The total number of employees working at Broekman Logistics is higher compared to 2019 (which was 686), due to the fact that from this year onwards we included all of our international offices, which makes the reporting scope extended to the entire Broekman Logistics organisation.
In 2020, 77% of our employees are male and 23% female. Among the executive boards and managerial positions within Broekman Logistics 82% is male and 18% is female. This distribution of employed men and women can be seen throughout all divisions. Additionally, 88% of our total workforce has a full-time contract and equality of remuneration applies throughout our organisation.
Warehousing & Distribution
Forwarding & Shipping