Ryder System is a recipient of the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2020 from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The award program recognizes third-party logistics (3PL) providers making sustainability a core part of their internal supply chain strategies while assisting customers in achieving measurable goals.
“As a leading 3PL, Ryder is in a unique position to help green the supply chain by ensuring our operations and our customers’ operations are as efficient as possible,” Steve Sensing, president of global supply chain solutions for Ryder, said. “In our warehouses, it begins at the design phase, where we take a LEED approach to everything from route engineering to optimize travel in and around the facility, to procuring environmentally friendly material handling equipment and installing LED motion-detection lighting. Post launch, we practice LEAN methodologies that continually improve operating processes, maximize efficiency and minimize waste. We make it our mission to eliminate cost and waste from all aspects of supply chain management and operation.”
Ryder has reduced CO2E emissions from its own operations by more than 21% since 2009. The company also works with customers to minimize their carbon intensity by reducing energy consumption, minimizing miles driven and eliminating waste through recycling and reuse programs. For a telecommunications and cable internet company, Ryder’s equipment refurbishment program saves 3.4 million pounds of waste from landfills every year, including 495,000 pounds of plastics, 1 million pounds of electronics and 1 million pounds of metals.
Ryder also has helped customers convert to advanced vehicle technologies. In addition, Ryder formed a partnership with In-Charge to provide nationwide turnkey energy and EV charging infrastructure to simplify fleet electrification.
“This year’s 13th-annual award recognizes small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain,” Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said. “From software solutions to transportation management systems to several other initiatives designed to reduce carbon footprint and improve the reuse of materials, sustainability continues to rank as a key component to a stronger, safer and more efficient supply chain.”
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