Green Logistics: By The Numbers

Aug. 7, 2008
21% of companies surveyed use a 3PL to help green their supply chains

Improving customer relations is the No. 1 reason why companies adopt green logistics and transportation initiatives, according to a recent survey conducted by EyeforTransport. The second most popular reason is to improve public relations, and the third is to decrease the fuel bill. Other findings from the study:

60% Percent who measure their transportation and logistics emissions

64% Percent who say green issues are important or very important to their companies' overall strategy

34% Percent who say green issues are fairly or somewhat important

2% Percent who say green issues are not important

21% Percent who are using a 3PL to help green their supply chain

26% Percent considering using a 3PL for green efforts

53% Percent who have no plans to use a 3PL for green efforts

Source: EyeforTransport

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During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeekEHS Today, Material Handling & LogisticsLogistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. He also serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its second edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

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