We make people’s lives easier, we are expert in specialized logistics services and we offer sustainable solutions.
We promote the growth of our clients, being their trusted partner and we offer logistics solutions with high added value. We improve efficiency by providing innovation, to contribute to long-term sustainable development and value creation.
To be the trusted partner for high value logistics solutions.
Logista’s various business operations around the world can be affected by political, social and/or macroeconomic conditions, both at the global level and, in particular in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal and, to a lesser extent, in Poland.
The COVID-19 health crisis had an inevitable impact on the macroeconomic climate during the 2021 financial year, however the extent to which it was affected varied greatly between the first and second half of the year. Despite the easing of restrictions, the pandemic continued to have a dampening effect on economic growth in the period from October to April. However, the following six months saw a significant recovery in business activity prompted by a return to stability due to a levelling out of COVID-19 cases, the successful rollout of the vaccination programme and the easing of mobility restrictions throughout most of Europe. This recovery was also supported by European funding.
Some of our lines of business are closely linked to changes in GDP and the overall performance of the global economy. The recovery in the tourism sector is having a positive impact on our convenience products and tobacco businesses. The pharmaceutical products business in particular has played a fundamental role during the pandemic, mainly with regard to logistics and transport of vaccines in Spain. Finally, the re-opening of borders between European countries and the progressive recovery of economic activity in Spain has relieved pressure on the transport business.
Although we have to factor in potential cost increases for the transport business due to the rise in oil prices, in the short to medium term, global GDP is projected to rise significantly at the end of 2021 thanks to a fully-vaccinated population. Moreover, with forecasts not pointing towards any interest rate increases that could affect consumers and household savings reaching very high levels during lockdown, we are confident that the impact of this macroeconomic context will be positive in the coming years.
As in previous years, the regulatory environment in the pharmaceutical and tobacco sectors has continued to introduce more stringent requirements for checks on the distribution of products, and as such, any companies wishing to continue operating in the future must be able to comply with these requirements. To illustrate our commitment to compliance, during the 2021 financial year, the Company placed greater emphasis on developing operations linked to track & trace requirements for tobacco products, producing excellent results and highlighting the Company’s excellent approach in this regard.
This not only serves as testament to Logista’s unwavering commitment to strictly complying with regulatory requirements, but also to providing excellent levels of service to its clients via solutions that enable them to prepare for such requirements.
There is growing demand among clients for services that meet certain environmental standards, a demand which has risen amid the COVID-19 health crisis and due to a greater awareness about these issues in society as a whole.
Logista’s actions are guided by a Quality and Environment Master Plan, and a Quality, Environment and Energy Efficiency Policy that establish guidelines and good practices for optimising the use of resources and preventing pollution throughout its business processes.
Logista carries out annual checks in line with ISO 14064-3 on the main structures and processes for each business in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Poland, using the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064-1 as a benchmark.
Logista has significantly improved the method used to calculate its carbon footprint, now producing a far more detailed impact assessment for the main source of emissions. This information will not only help us to identify the most effective action to take to reduce emissions, it will also allow us to calculate exactly how much the measures implemented have helped reduce emissions by.
In addition, Logista is incorporating environmental concerns into the development of its strategy and has committed to achieving a 30% and 54% reduction – compared with 2013 levels – in direct and indirect emissions generated by its operations by 2030 and 2050 respectively. These targets have been set in line with the Paris Agreement and have been ratified and scientifically approved through the Science Based Targets initiative.
Logista’s efforts in this area have won recognition from several international bodies. CDP, for example, has included Logista in its prestigious “A List” as a global leader in the fight against climate change – the only European distribution Company to have achieved this recognition in the last five years. This year, Logista has also been named a Supplier Engagement Leader in recognition of its work to make its clients’ supply chain more sustainable, in line with a more responsible business model.
In addition, Logista is part of the FTSE4Good index, a list of companies that demonstrate sound environmental, social and corporate governance practices, and has signed up to the ‘manifesto for a sustainable recovery’ in Spain.
This year, KPI targets linked to environmental management have been included in employees’ short-term incentive plans – in addition to those already set out in their long-term incentive plans. This reflects our commitment to continue integrating environmental sustainability into the day-to-day management of the business.
The continuing growth of online sales, through multiple operators, generates considerable logistics requirements. Logista’s outstanding quality and extensive range of services, together with balanced prices, make it an attractive logistics partner, especially for direct sales to large manufacturers.
The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a rise in the number of purchases made at smaller points of sale that are closer to home. Logista distributes all types of products to 200,000 points of sale in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, offering manufacturers simple, rapid access so that their products can be available in those establishments. This positioning will allow Logista to continue to benefit from growth opportunities through proximity channels.
Logista remains heavily invested in its cybersecurity because, through our digital transformation, we are accumulating significant volumes of electronic data from clients, employees and suppliers who need protection from increased cybernetic threats. Following an exhaustive review of external security, Logista is implementing the latest security technologies, reinforcing internal processes and implementing awareness campaigns for all employees to counteract phishing and ransomware attacks.
We continue to enhance our range of new tobacco-related products to complement the traditional products on offer. These innovative products call for new value-added services that in turn provide an opportunity for Logista. The Company offers manufacturers the fastest and most effective route to consumers in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, thanks to its extensive distribution network in each of these countries.
Digitalisation is driving change in how we do business, with several disruptive technologies introducing new digital products and services. Fully digitalised data and processes are increasing automation and making the smart supply chain and warehouse a reality. Decisions are based on the data available and allow the simulation of future results.
Logista has developed several notable projects in this area:
One of Logista’s main strategic objectives is to maintain its strong positioning in the business areas with the most consolidated business. However, given how mature some of these business areas are, it is vital to explore and develop new services to complement our distribution services. By extending our range of services we can help our clients to identify new growth areas and thus enable Logista to keep revenues in its most consolidated businesses stable.
Our long-term growth is based on continuing to develop the businesses which offer the greatest growth potential – such as Business to Consumer (B2C) distribution and pharmaceutical products logistics – by optimising the distribution of complex products and increasing the range of logistics services offered, all while continuing to provide the required levels of security and quality for each business. In addition, both our long-distance and our industrial and small parcel transport and distribution businesses provide opportunities to distribute products that require special handling, either in terms of traceability or the cold chain.
As part of the Company’s growth strategy, we need to consider organic opportunities, by developing more specialist services, as well as inorganic opportunities that could help us to increase our services and/or capabilities.
Expansion into new countries where we export our business model is another core component of our future development that will bring future growth and reduce and offset any macroeconomic risks that could affect the countries in which we operate.
Our commitment to our clients and our close collaboration with them to continually seek an outcome that brings a mutual benefit for us both is the main driving force that ensures we continue to maintain the highest standards in quality when delivering our services and carrying out our operations. As a consequence, we must constantly strive to maintain and increase profitability through continuous improvements in operational efficiency.
We should also highlight our commitment to sustainable growth from an environmental perspective, which is a fundamental aspect of our objective for continuous improvement. The Company has identified road traffic pollution as one of the areas in which it can make improvements to reduce its carbon footprint. In this regard, over 75% of Logista’s fleet comprises Euro 5 or Euro 6 vehicles.
As in previous financial years, operational efficiency, and protecting and developing internal know-how, serve as a basis for maintaining sound financial profitability and creating long-term value for all our stakeholders. This means it is important that we increase our revenue base at the right cost levels so that all those involved are remunerated fairly, and that we offer prices that reflect the level of service provided.
Retail offering tailored to sectors that demand a high level of service in the delivery of their products
‘Smart Lockers’ and delivery and collection points to meet demand, while also controlling emissions from deliveries
As a one-stop shop for points of sale and for manufacturers, we offer the streamlining of service and the flexibility needed to translate that into resource savings for participants and for society as a whole
Retail offering based on pricing per service, rather than on the products’ positioning, which avoids distortion and leaves it up to manufacturers to set the prices for their products
We anticipate regulatory requirements, and through our retail offering we can take direct responsibility for the entire distribution from our clients’ factory door to the point of sale, with oversight at all times of the means used to carry out the distribution, while offering exhaustive knowledge of the specifications and specific needs of the products we distribute. Ongoing investment in the development of technological tools to ensure the integrated management and online oversight of operations. This enables us to differentiate our service and improve our competitive position.
Business model that seeks to establish long-term relationships that create value through fair, non-discriminatory prices based on service level for suppliers and for clients; performance-based pay and professional development for employees; ongoing dialogue and collaboration with authorities and with shareholders
We offer a cross-sector service that supports the commercial development of points of sales and enriches their own retail offering in a simple and efficient way thanks to our business relationship with manufacturers active in different sectors
Our business model for operations, which offers proximity to points of sale and brings flexibility and agility in adapting to products’ location-specific needs
We help manufacturers to adapt their offering and improve their products’ route to market, facilitating the launch and distribution of new categories
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