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Supply Chain and Transportation

The Supply Chain and Transport Industries community works to chart pathways for a safer, more inclusive and sustainable “new normal”.

This community is a high-level group of peers dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of their industry and society.

Industry Agenda

Facilitating global trade in a volatile and dynamic landscape requires agility and resilience. As the world grapples with the socio-economic crisis unfolding before us, transport and supply system stakeholders are finding themselves squarely in the public eye and are experiencing unique challenges.

The Forum`s diverse and growing Supply Chain and Transport Industries community comprising ports, shipowners, forwarders, integrators and logistics providers enables leaders from the public and private sector, alongside international organisations and civil society to form exceptional, cross-cutting communities. We collaborate at speed and scale to generate value through environmental, social and economic impact initiatives.

Together, supply chain and transport leaders from across the supply eco-system are able to share learnings and identify how pre-competitive collective action can be best leveraged to “build back better”. The implications of accelerating adoption of 21st century technology, sharing data for common good, and taking collective action to mitigate further disruption and systemic shock risks – all topics in sharp focus for this heterogenous community of leading global actors.

The Forum is addressing transport and supply chain priorities through numerous initiatives within the SCT project portfolio.

Industry Action Group - Supply Chain & Transport Industry Charter in support of UNICEF and COVAX Vaccine Distribution

The unprecedented magnitude of the pandemic requires innovative and bold collective action from multinational organizations, governments, and industries for inclusive and efficient distribution of safe vaccines. With the lives and livelihoods of millions across the globe depending on multiple stakeholders harnessing the power of collective action – whether, in the field of health delivery, goods delivery, or humanitarian service delivery, the logistics sector and UNICEF will play a central role in vaccine distribution.

Recognizing this need, the Supply Chain & Transport Industry Action Group community consisting of 18 shipping, airlines, and logistics industry CEOs, the Executive Director of UNICEF, and the President of the World Economic Forum, have signed a charter supporting UNICEF and COVAX countries in four main ways:


  1. Engage with governments, customs authorities, UNICEF and other UN Agencies, and NGOs

  2. Participate in operational asset and competency sharing

  3. Assign expertise to support governments, where requested by UNICEF

  4. Support UNICEF’s Global Vaccine Logistics Distribution, for COVID-19, with prioritization and solutions for the international and in-country distribution of vaccines and related supplies on behalf of the COVAX facility

The full charter including all the signatories can be accessed here.

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