Ryder Recognized as Top Program Performer and Leader for Freight Supply Chain Environmental Performance and Energy Efficiency
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, today announced it was honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding environmental performance and leadership. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively managing 92% of all freight activity with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers.
We continually educate customers about the benefits they can realize by working with SmartWay transportation providers, from optimized fuel efficiency to reduced greenhouse gas emissions
We continually educate customers about the benefits they can realize by working with SmartWay transportation providers, from optimized fuel efficiency to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, said Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Sanchez. The SmartWay program is just one more innovative way we can help customers drive efficiencies and cost savings in their transportation networks, while also reducing their carbon footprints.
Ryder was one of 11 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay s nearly 3,000 Partners. The shipper and logistics Excellence Awardees were honored on September 23, 2014, at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference held in San Antonio, Texas.
"On the occasion of our ten year anniversary, EPA applauds this year s SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. They have demonstrated true leadership in improving operational efficiency and reducing climate altering carbon pollution. These firms are leading their business community to a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable future for goods movement," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "Their freight efficiency efforts foster a more sustainable economy and strengthen energy security, while generating environmental results.
For a full list of Excellence Award recipients, visit http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm#aboutawards.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500 commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. Ryder s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its Green Partners listing for five years in a row. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy s National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
EPA s SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay s clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
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