In a recent announcement, KeHE Distributors revealed that it has joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry partners providing a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency as goods travel through the supply chain.
“As a Certified B Corporation, we are committed to environmental stewardship,” said Laura McCord, KeHE Executive Director, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, in a press release. “As we pursue our journey of sustainability, it is important for us to monitor our emissions and reduce our carbon footprint. We partnered with the EPA SmartWay program to better understand the impact our fleet has on the planet and have set reduction targets accordingly.”
KeHE demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility with this partnership, and will contribute to the partnership’s overall savings of 215.4 million barrels of oil, $29.7 billion in fuel costs, and 103 million tons of air pollutants. This savings is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 14 million homes.
The program launched in 2004 by the EPA and Charter Partners represented by environmental groups, industry stakeholders, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility. SmartWay offers partners tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.
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