Purpose & Core Values

Our purpose


Serving people by delivering their goods all around the world with innovative, sustainable and ethical logistics.


As a leading player in the transportation and logistics industry, we deliver goods that are essential to prosperity, regional development and the daily lives of people worldwide.


We support our customers in the pursuit of their mission, while addressing the major challenges of our time – all thanks to our dedicated teams and their unwavering commitment to excellence.

…with our logistics expertise that is:


We constantly devise better ways of connecting and doing business to provide innovative, end-to-end logistics services and solutions, aligned with changing needs and practices.


The very nature of our business compels us to take decisive measures to reduce the impact of our operations. Environmental issues remain paramount at all times, as we strive toward our goal of offering logistics services that are fully sustainable.


Our 50 000 people are our greatest asset. We are fully committed to providing them with a safe,

caring and positive work environment. The relationships we build with our teams – but

also with our customers and partners – are firmly anchored in the fundamental principles

of trust and respect.

A collective project

The definition of GEODIS' purpose has been a collective effort. It was initiated within the Executive Committee and then co-created with all employees, notably through an internal consultation. It then received input from customers through feedback expressed in the annual customer satisfaction survey.

Our core values



GEODIS is committed to delivering world-class solutions and services to our clients. We value our stakeholders, and will always strive to do right by them.   


Building resilience by air and rail 


In the early days of the pandemic, GEODIS helped clients navigate severe disruption and  respond faster to volatile supply and demand by growing transport capacities and resources. 


Despite global disruptions to ocean freight shipping and severe restrictions on air transport, GEODIS managed to charter 650 flights to reliably support our client's urgent delivery needs. In February ​2020, we set-up air routes between Europe and Asia, and even enabled airlifts between the Americas, Asia, and Europe. 




GEODIS is always at the cutting edge of value creation. We continually innovate, reprogram, and push the limits of what is possible to improve our performance and that of our clients. 


Enhanced effectiveness through robotics  

The innovative warehouse robotics program, launched by GEODIS in 2020, has increased logistics safety, productivity, and quality. This goods-to-person (GTP) system leverages self-driving vehicles to transport mobile storage units to and from picking stations.  


Thus, employees may remain at their posts, while the robot moves around the warehouse to gather the necessary inventory items.  


Post successful testing for an electronic device manufacturer, at a GEODIS site in Nashville, Tennessee, this automated solution has been rolled out to support other clients. 



Trust is built into our culture. We do things the right way, consistently, with the right intent – even in the face of adversity. Trust thus nurtured, helps organically grow our brand loyalty and industry recognition.  


Building trust with consistent credibility 


In ​2023, GEODIS was named “Strategic Carrier of Arkema China” for the third consecutive year.  


This was in recognition of our efforts to implement the regional supply chain strategy for Arkema, a diversified chemicals manufacturer in China, at a time when the maritime industry was facing many challenges. 


GEODIS’ wide network of transport suppliers & comprehensive auditing strategies were leveraged to ensure the seamless processing of Arkema’s general cargo across shipping lanes, custom clearances, and pre- and on-carriage procedures.  





We are one company, one team, and one family at GEODIS. The Group displays the same solidarity with internal stakeholders as it does with its clients and partners. As part of the “we” culture, GEODIS promotes relying on one another to get our work done. 


Eliminating food insecurity amongst our people 


In May 2019, we launched our CSR project ‘Indy Campus Food Pantry’ to improve food security among employees at our Indianapolis, Indiana campus.  


We provide food to over 3,000 local community residents per week. To date, this campaign has distributed 4,500 bags of groceries to food-insecure GEODIS households.  


Our support of GEODIS teammates, from “food insecure households”, with a weekly bag of groceries, resulted in dip in employee turnover and an increase in campus-wide engagement levels.  



There is incredible energy and potential at GEODIS. And our team of passionate & determined employees and partners harness it to make a real & positive impact in the world. 


Horse riding instructor to dangerous goods driver 


After 10+ years of working as a horse riding instructor, Charline got her large vehicle driving license. Then, she joined GEODIS as a concrete mixer truck driver & quickly graduated to transporting chemicals.  


This new job gives her access to exciting assignments, in multiple business sectors and time zones, & flexible work hours. That and having a caring & supportive GEODIS team is what makes Charline passionate about her job. 

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