Food Logistics named Ryder among its 2021 Top Green Providers. The honor recognizes third party logistics (3PL) companies with products, services or exemplary leadership that enhance sustainability within the cold food and beverage industry.
“For nearly 90 years, Ryder has made it our mission to make all aspects of our customers’ supply chains and transportation networks more efficient. As a result, we reduce costs for our customers while helping them meet their sustainability goals,” Steve Sensing, president of global supply chain and dedicated transportation solutions for Ryder, said. “It starts in the warehouses we manage, where we apply sustainable design principles from route engineering to optimize travel in and around facilities, to procuring environmentally friendly material handling equipment, to installing LED motion-detection lighting and off-peak cycle cooling. Then we implement LEAN methodologies to continually improve operating processes and maximize efficiencies for our customers.”
Ryder also measures and manages progress toward its own resource conservation, waste management and emission reduction goals. According to the company’s 2019/2020 corporate responsibility report, Ryder’s emission reduction projects avoided more than 470,000 GJ of energy, equivalent to nearly 40,000 MT of CO2e or CO2 emissions from nearly 8,700 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
Additionally, Ryder has an automotive waste recycling program that diverts the majority of waste products from landfills. According to the company, on average, Ryder annually recycles:
“When the pandemic hit, I thought for sure that sustainability would be pushed to the wayside. But, in fact, the complete opposite happened, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of the supply chain industry’s efforts in making sustainability top of mind in every aspect of their organization despite the many supply chain disruptions they continue to face,” Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, said. “Sustainability is the key to success, and the recipients of this year’s award prove that when sustainability matters to them, they will continue do great things and make a difference in the industry.”
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