For many years, TNT has been communicating actively about social values and its social commitments, and neglecting to talk about its trade and transportation. Thus, the group seems to incorporate the concept of sustainable development in its business fundamentals. However, is this just a desire to ride the wave of sustainable development, or a real willingness to be a successful entity?
Noting that communication was exaggerated, we chose this company to decide whether the policies of the group in terms of sustainable development were consistent with the facts. We decided to base our thinking on the strategy of the group in a social, environmental, and economic perspective.
To assist in reading and understanding this paper, it's divided into three parts, ranging from general to more specific. Thus, at first, we briefly describe the group, its history and its place in terms of transportation, then consider its strategy and its financial situation, and finally analyze its strategy and sustainable development.
TNT provides businesses and consumers a wide range of services in two separate operations. First, the company offers its services in the areas of mail through its company TNT Post. The group also offers its services in the field of express delivery of parcels and documents via TNT Express. Through these two activities, TNT is present in over 200 countries and employs161,500 people.
The group has been publicly trading since 1962.
In 2007, the Group achieved a turnover of 11 billion euros and an operating profit of1,192 million Euros.
Aware of its social responsibility, TNT has always wanted to respect the values of society. Thus, the group is a partner of the World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Environment, which help fight against hunger and pollution in the world.
[...] So at first we briefly describe the group, its history and its place in terms of transport, and then study its strategy and its financial position, and finally analyze a particular strategy group, and sustainable development. Presentation of the TNT Group TNT, overview TNT provides businesses and individuals a wide range of services in two separate activities. First, the company offers its services in the areas of mail through its TNT Post. The group also offers its services in the field of express delivery of parcels and documents via TNT Express. [...]
[...] The market With 26% market share, it is also the market leader in Europe, followed by DHL UPS and La Poste TNT Express shares this market estimated in 2006 to 21 billion euros in Europe, with two types of competitors: - On one side three other integrators worldwide: UPS, DHL and FedEx - The other national companies, with public distribution Focus on: Finance, support growth Among the key elements of the financial strategy of TNT, two words are to be remembered: - Flexibility to allow the growth of the company on its investment in new markets or mergers and acquisitions: case in the history of its development - Business performance assessed by an assessment outcome policy To do this, TNT has developed a policy of risk management by giving primary importance to the implementation of internal control processes and costs of hedging instruments. [...]
[...] Solid Finance: for the routine management of the business, to invest and grow; pay attention to serious problems of liquidity and solvency Networks and transport infrastructure: to offer the most barrier-free service possible in urban and rural areas; very dense road and air network hub, fleet of vehicles is definitely a CA Logistics of collecting, sorting, routing: to optimize resources and customer satisfaction; development process, processing volumes = CA Delivery Logistics: to meet deadlines and reach the recipient (including the individual not always present at home); guaranteed hours, parcel pickup points, sending sms = CA Security: to reach the maximum number of markets, customers and goods; certifications for hazardous materials, services tailored to each sector, Wi-Fi availability = CA Communication: to be closer to the clients: visibility, strong image, presence of online vendors = CA Responsiveness, flexibility and innovations: to adapt to changing markets and attract new customers by offering comprehensive service; innovative company whose activities are based on market trends (eg sustainable development) = CA Services and counsel: to retain customers and become indispensable; management of customs/tariffs formalities, tracking shipments, appropriate solutions = CA Speed: because time is money, guaranteed deadlines, express services and emergency 24 hours, fast delivery even via Post = CA Knowledge of international issues: in a globalized market where exchanges are increasingly international; partnerships, qualified staff, international networks, leader in several countries = CA Apart from the financial difficulties of group solvency, TNT is understood to exist in a sector that has full control over its Critical Success Factors. [...]
[...] Study of the financial structure Throughout this analysis, we consider the non-current debt as long-term debt given that they are used to finance the purchase of the group or some of its shares by the state. and expenses Thanks to the consolidated balance sheet, we can notice an increase in participation since 2005. This proves that the group promotes external growth via equity holdings. In addition, we can notice a decrease of 41% in equity since 2003 reflecting the acquisition of the shares of the state. [...]
[...] - Transport and Responsibilities: collaboration with WFP assistance and sustainable development, sometimes in conjunction with other organizations, beyond the historic partnership "Moving the World Since million were invested by TNT Euros to support WFP and 9 million in donations from employees to support the program: "School feeding". It is also worth noting that in million euros were collected by employees only. There will then have 30 emergency supported employees WFP trained 58 million school meals funding the creation of 60 water pumps and 1 million students. [...]
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