Elite pledge 10% of its profits to WDCS
In March this year we donated 10% of our annual profits to help Risso's Dolphins with the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).
Risso's Dolphins migrate around our Western UK shores, but unfortunately when they arrive at the Faroe Islands in Denmark, hunters bludgeon them and their calf's to death. We believe that this is cruel and are supporting the WDCS and their amazing work with our donation.
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Elite pledge 10% of its profits to help save the environment
This year Elite Courier Company have donated £6,000 to WWF UK to help towards the Forests of New Guinea Conservation Program. WWF are working with local communities to save this most pristine forest with its unique wild life which is being destroyed by loggers who are cutting it down at a mind boggling rate for palm oil plantations. Eliteís support will help towards creating protected areas so that the rain forests and itís unique species are ensured a safe future. We would like to thank all our customers who have helped to make this positive contribution possible.
Elite pledges 10% of its profits to WWF
pledges 10% of its profits to WWF As part of Elite's
mission to be the leader in sustainable and ethical transport
solutions, 10% of all Elite's profits in 2008 will go
to WWF. Our intention is to make a positive difference,
whilst providing a world - class service.
The mission of WWF - the global environment network - is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment, and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Elite's business development manager, David Palin said, " I believe that, the further we reach across the world, whether as a company or as people, the greater are our responsibilities - to our fellow human beings, to this planet and to the wonderful diversity of creatures with which we share it.
Elite Worldwide, which claims to be the UK's first carbon neutral courier delivered saplings to 100 companies across the South East this month, in a bid to encourage them to convert to being carbon neutral too.
Elite MD, Mark Dean, said: "The logistics and freight industries are of particular concern, as their very nature sees tonnes of fumes pumped into the atmosphere every minute of the day. Yet there are some very simple steps these businesses can take to neutralise and even have a positive impact on the environment.
"We want to breathe new life into the approach of the logistics industry to sustainable business. What better way of encouraging companies to take heed than delivering a living tree that will grow as business does, whilst also converting carbon dioxide into oxygen."
Since going carbon neutral last year, Elite Worldwide says it has planted around 1,000 trees, totally offsetting its annual carbon emissions.
Elite committed to being the first CarbonNeutral courier company in the UK in May 2005.
Proud Managing Director, Mark Dean said, "This is like a dream come true. We are not just about delivering parcels. We have always strived to provide the very best services to our customers and now we are able to do this whilst making our business more sustainable. By being the first CarbonNeutral courier company in the UK I believe we will inspire other companies to take responsibility for their greenhouse gas emissions and help protect our environment." Everyone at Elite is behind this project and this has initiated other ideas on ways the company can reduce waste, save energy and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Steve Crooks, Elite's Commercial Manager said, "I have had great interest already from some large corporate organizations that would like to be associated with Elite and our CarbonNeutral status. By being the first CarbonNeutral courier company in the UK our environmental strategy makes us an excellent and positive choice of company which will attract new customers, employees and investors." For more information on how you can help to tackle climate change visit; www.futureforests.com or www.thecarbontrust.co.uk
Elite Worldwide are awarded ISO9001 Quality accreditation
Elite Worldwide end the year on another positive note with ISO 9001 accreditation. Earlier in the year Stephanie Knight joined the company as Quality Manager with the task of improving systems and quality as well as maintaining the investors in people standard. "Its been an amazing year working with the team at Elite who are all committed to achieving this award. Many quality measures were already in place and it was immediately evident that everyone here is passionate about about delivering results. My job has been to look and see where we can streamline and standardise processes that lead to more effective and robust procedures to improve the operation of the company and ultimately give our customers a greater experience.
Obtaining this recognition of quality has given our existing customers even higher confidence in us as a courier and logistics business. It also gives potential customers confidence in our ability to consistently deliver" Reported Stephanie.
Elite have become an investor in people.
This recognized standard has proved to work for thousands of organizations that have found that improving their people has an effective way of improving their business. "We are a service provider so our main asset is the people we employ. By focusing our efforts more in looking after our people, we provide a more quality service, which means increased business. To us, the business benefit of Investors in people is not just about the bottom line but the fact that our staff is ready to accept change. In the future, our ability to respond positively to change will be one of the major keys to our success." Elite have also committed to ISO9001 and expect to be fully recognized for this standard by Autumn 2005.
Elite are awarded the national contract for same day deliveries for the H.E Sector.
Through Elite's network of offices and over 2000 drivers Elite have been able to provide quick response to the various Colleges and Universities throughout the U.K.
Elite Worldwide has revolutionised its customer bookings with a new web-based service supplied by NetDespatch.
Companies shipping out goods simply log onto the www.elite-worldwide.com web site to request the collection of consignments for same day, next day and international delivery. Live information from Elite's satellite-tracked fleet gives up-to-the-second delivery status allowing customers to track their consignments online.
The NetDespatch hosted web services underpin Elite's new e-business services as they are designed to integrate with customer's sales order processing and warehouse systems using the unique Velocity Connector integration tool. For Elite Worldwide, NetDespatch has developed special integrated web services which connect directly to their Indigo despatch system and also produce the correct bar code labels for overnight deliveries handled by Elite.
"As well as making it much easier for clients to book and track their deliveries, NetDespatch is great for us as it is so easy to install. In fact, it just requires a customer to log on the web and register and they are instantly up and running. No more implants, no more software headaches, and everyone can use it, irrespective of daily volumes.
NetDespatch gives us a crucial competitive advantage. We can now offer web-based services that are certainly as advanced as anything provided by our multi-national competitors. NetDespatch manage the whole web booking service for us; they have a reputation for innovation, as well as security and reliability, and that is important when you run a technology based business"
Mark Dean, Managing Director of Elite Worldwide.
Warning Lottery Scam
We have recently become aware that Elite Worldwide or Elite Worldwide have been named in some e-mails that suggest that the recipient has won a substantial sum on the lottery or a competition and that once an amount of money has been sent to process the claim a cheque will be delivered by Elite Worldwide.
Please send no money to these people.
We have reported this to the police and continue to notify all who contact us that this is merely an attempt to part them from their money.
We have no connection with any lottery and do not hold or deliver cheques on their behalf.