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The logistics industry has received globally a lot of publicity regarding the industrys attitudes on and actions in corporate responsibility issues The different stakeholder groups are interested in the logistics industrys ways of action concerning these issues The logistics industry has had to react to these new kinds of demands and questions from the stakeholders The aim of this paper is to present the current situation on the logistics industrys level of activity on CSR through investigating the worlds leading players UPS FedEx and DHL and their attitudes to CSR reporting The empirical study is conducted by gathering information from the named companies annual reports possible environmental and social impact reports their involvement in the international CSR initiatives such as Global Reporting Initiative GRI and their presence in the various sustainability indexes The last part of the paper will try to establish the possible reasons of action or inaction by these companies on CSR issues and its implications on their corporate strategy Introduction Corporate Social Responsibility and Logistics Sector The roles and responsibilities of business in society in particular global business are being defined more broadly by an expanding range of stakeholders Bernhut 2002 The new multi-stakeholder arranged global governance frameworks are encouraging businesses to adopt the role of a force for positive good in society beyond the paradigm of doing no harm Warhurst 2003 After the major milestone World Summit in Rio in 1992 the sustainability agenda and its derivative concepts became more popular and visible As in many new developments major concepts of sustainability have no single definition Neither the exact meaning of the term corporate social responsibility CSR nor the related terms eg corporate responsibility CR or corporate sustainability CS have still been agreed upon Marrewijk 2003 Panapanaan et al 2003 The European Commission 2001 defines CSR so that it incorporates social environmental and economical aspects CSR is a concept whereby companies integrate social and
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