Altoona, PA – May 2018
Ward Transportation and Logistics continues its commitment to track and report its carbon accounting practices as it continues its partnership with SmartWay® for the 10th consecutive year. The EPA recently approved our annual submission of Partnership reporting requirements for 2017. Each year performance data is submitted and reviewed to qualify as a SmartWay partner.
Freight transportation is one of the fastest growing impacts on the environment and as consumer demand increases, we are committed to respond with the most efficient and cleaner transportation practices.
Our customers ask of our involvement and we value their knowledge and insight into our sustainability of the environment. Our quest is to provide superior customer service and to be involved as a partner for 10 years shows our customers that we are serious in doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint for future generations.
SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. Operational strategies, data management tools and verified technology supports are provided.
The SmartWay Partnership is a domestic and international freight and supply chain program that manages data for over 3500 partners across all domestic shipping modes in the US and Canada.
SmartWay implements its goals to lower freight carbon footprints by:
- Conducting analysis and research of freight impacts.
- Engaging with freight experts.
- Anticipating and responding to trends.
- Developing strategic resources and communication strategies.
- Serving as an international model. (International collaborations exist with Mexico, China and other Asian nations, Europe, and Latin America.)
“Ward Transport and Logistics” knows that partnering with SmartWay is good for business, people and the environment,” says Cheryl Bynum, U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Director, “By partnering with us, Ward is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through cleaner, lower carbon goods movement.”