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Corporate Responsibilities Overview
A Message from Brink's CEO Doug Pertz on Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities
We understand that investors are not only focused on what we achieve, but also how we achieve it. To compete and win, we must consider the broader needs of society, ensuring that we treat all stakeholders fairly and with respect while managing our business with integrity and fidelity.
We are currently facing a global health and economic crisis unlike anything we have ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified Brink’s role in addressing society’s needs. Designated by governments around the world as an essential service provider, our employees support critical ATM, banking and business operations that keep our economies functioning. We embrace this responsibility and take it very seriously.
In addition, we know that this crisis is having a disproportionate impact on our most vulnerable communities. As the world’s largest cash management company, Brink’s takes great pride in the fact that our services help underbanked people around the world access goods and services by keeping cash moving and accessible. We are pleased we can contribute by supporting an efficient cash ecosystem and enabling businesses to easily and cost-effectively accept and manage cash. And we are committed to delivering our services in a manner that is sensitive to impacts on our stakeholders.
We are beginning to share information about the processes and policies we’ve put in place and other actions we have taken to improve our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. We invite you to read more about our work.
Brink’s is exploring ways to integrate responsible environmental practices into our daily operations to increase efficiency and reduce waste and emissions, with the ultimate goal of minimizing our environmental impact.
Our current focus is on our fleet, where we believe we can have the most significant and immediate impact. We’re testing dual fuel-based trucks and we’re deploying lighter truck bodies to improve fuel efficiency. We are also evaluating all-electric vehicles. In addition, we are leveraging technology to increase efficiency in our routes, reducing miles driven and fuel usage.
Our Values of Integrity, Safety, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement and Engagement guide the way we work and are the foundation of our brand and reputation. We live our value of Integrity through the choices we make and the actions we take every day. Our Code of Ethics, Global Security Regulation, and Statement on Whistle Blower Protection help ensure we operate responsibly, with ethical decision-making incorporated into everything we do.
We also recognize the power of fostering an inclusive workplace that is rich with diverse ideas and perspectives, so we are taking action to increase the diversity of our leadership team and workforce. Consistent with our Values, we want all of our employees to feel respected, comfortable and safe, and have equal opportunity for growth and development. To advance our diversity agenda, we have recently created a new leadership role dedicated to global diversity, equity and inclusion, and we continue to support our Business Resource Groups.
Sound corporate governance promotes a culture of accountability and is fundamental to our success. Our Board of Directors is responsible for advancing the interests of our shareholders by providing advice and oversight of the strategic and operational direction of the Company; overseeing the governance of the Company and the Company’s executive management, including the Chief Executive Officer; and reviewing the Company’s business initiatives, capital projects and budget matters.
To do this effectively, the Company has established clear and specific Governance Guidelines for the Board (referred to as our Governance Policies) that, along with Board committee charters and our Code of Ethics, provide the framework for the governance of Brink’s.
We are committed to listening and learning from our investors about their expectations of leading companies as we shape and communicate our ESG priorities, and we seek continuous improvement to help ensure we execute a business model that adds value to society. Contact our Investor Relations team to engage.