Ryder System received the 2019 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation.
The 12th annual award recognizes companies that successfully integrate environmentally conscious practices into their operations, as well as third party logistics (3PL) providers that help their customers achieve measurable sustainability goals.
“As a leading 3PL, Ryder is uniquely positioned to reduce the environmental impacts of our own operations, as well as those of our customers,” said Steve Sensing, Ryder president of Global Supply Chain Solutions. “Currently, we are helping a customer deliver on a commitment to minimize its carbon intensity by 50% by 2025. As part of that, we developed a customized solution that consolidated three warehouses into one LEED Gold certified facility, reducing energy consumption and minimizing miles driven. The centralized location, combined with Ryder’s expertise in efficient route engineering, has reduced mileage by 520,000 miles annually.”
To date, Ryder has helped more than 70 customers across various industries convert to newer fuel technologies. The company maintains the second largest natural gas fleet in the U.S., which has achieved more than 200 million miles and eliminated more than 50,688 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, or MTCO2e, of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, to aid in the adoption of alternative fuel and electric vehicles, Ryder has agreed to serve as the maintenance and distribution provider to several manufacturers.
“Every year our Green Supply Chain Award recipients demonstrate what is achievable in supply chain sustainability,” said John R. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “It is clear that while sustainability is not a new concept, there is always more we can accomplish. We extend our congratulations to this year’s award recipients and their commitment to green initiatives. The entries serve as best-in-class examples for other companies to model and create value for their supply chains.”