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The Walden Group

What is Walden? The Walden Group is a family-owned business that consists of six different operating companies all specialising in logistics and transport solutions, with two different poles of expertise: healthcare logistics and express transport.

Learn more about Walden’s component companies here:

Walden Express International

Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions

Supply Chain Digital Solutions

Walden’s Background

Originally founded in the Auvergne region of France in 1951, the company is now led by Stéphane Baudry, the grandson of the original founder, Marcel Baudry. The Walden Group benefits from 70 years of experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical logistics and transport. It is today Europe’s market leader with its own logistics centers in 12 countries, more than 6,000 employees and a turnover of 1.9 billion euros in 2021.

Walden’s Vision

Walden’s vision is ultimately to provide a unique, highly flexible, and reliable ecosystem of solutions to support healthcare product distribution. The goal is to be a one-stop-shop service from manufacturer to patient, covering all aspects and problematics of the healthcare supply chain.

“At Walden, we commit to helping healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturers optimise their supply chain and get their products to the right place at the right time.”

Stéphane Baudry, Chairman of the Walden Group

Walden’s Values

The company is committed to the values of integrity, quality and innovation in the service of healthcare. In addition, Walden centers everything we do internally around 5 core values: Quality, Customer Centricity, Integrity, Innovation and Joy at work. These are the values that have guided us over the past 70 years.

We are passionate about quality. We get it right first time and always strive to improve.

We put our clients at the centre of everything we do by looking at our business through their eyes and constantly striving to pre-empt their needs.

We act with integrity; we are open, honest and ethical in all of our activities and all of our interactions with our teammates and with our customers.

We celebrate innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. We seek out new solutions and ideas in all we do.

We make joy a priority at work, we celebrate our success, and we don’t sweat the small stuff.

As part of our value system, Walden is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Walden Cares

In 2021, we established our internal CSR programme called “Walden Cares”. Year 1 has a strong charity element as we strive to positively impact the lives of the communities in which we serve. Our overarching theme is “Children”. Our teammates have raised and continue to raise money to support locally selected charity partners.

Walden Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity. Inclusion. They are more than just words for us. We know the sum of both will contribute to our individual and combined success. We believe that for teammates to do their best work they must be their best self. We embrace our differences for there is strength in our scale and authenticity in our diversity.

UN Global Compact

The Walden Group is committed to the UN Global Compact Commitments that not only focus on our people, code of honour, and ethics, but also our promise to have a positive impact on the environment. We at Walden are committed to continuously challenging how we manage our operations and striving to be as sustainable as possible.

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