Environmental Leader: “UPS Among EPA’s 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Winners”
UPS Among EPA’s 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Winners
The EPA’s SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes exceptional achievement in freight performance among partners of the agency’s voluntary efficient transport initiative. This year’s recipients include UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Whirlpool, Lowe’s Companies, Johnson & Johnson, and Kimberly-Clark.
Awardees are chosen from more than 3,700 companies and organizations that participate in SmartWay, an initiative that aims to empower businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible.
“Since 2004, SmartWay partners have avoided emitting more than 103 million metric tons of harmful air pollution while saving more than 215 million barrels of oil and $29.7 billion in fuel costs,” according to the EPA.
The 2018 award was given to 12 shipping companies, which includes retailers and manufacturers, and two logistics companies. In addition, 40 truck carriers received SmartWay Excellence Awards for leadership in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency.