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EPA’s SmartWay Honors Green Freight Industry Leaders
Release Date: 09/23/2014
Contact Information: Jennifer Colaizzi, Colaizzi.firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 564-7776
WASHINGTON – The EPA today announced the 2014 winners of the coveted SmartWay Excellence Awards. The awards honor freight industry companies who model environmental leadership and innovation as they move goods across America.
Winners are in the top 5 percent of SmartWay performers in improving fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing air pollution.
“For over ten years SmartWay partners have shown how reducing carbon pollution is good for business and good for the environment,” said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “The SmartWay partners that we recognize today are examples of how American companies are cutting costs, saving fuel and reducing pollution while meeting the needs of their customers.”
The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top truck, intermodal and rail carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies. Shipping and logistics partners are recognized for superior efficiency and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data, and communications and public outreach. SmartWay Excellence Award recipients for shipper and logistic companies are being recognized at the Council of Supply Chain Management Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The shipper and logistic awardees are as follows:
Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SC Johnson and Son, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., Menlo Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and ShipCarsNow.
The SmartWay program launched in 2004 to help the freight industry improve its environmental performance. Clean air achievements through SmartWay include reducing over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to emissions from over 120 million barrels of oil or the emissions from 10 million cars for one year. SmartWay has also reduced roughly 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxide, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter, helping to protect the health and well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/