A Smart Way to Transport

Oct. 6, 2011
Pepsico, Kraft, IKEA and Sharp were recognized for reducing transportation emissions.

At its annual conference, held this week, The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosted the SmartWay champion program, recognizing six individuals and six teams.

Launched in 2004, SmartWay is a program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency. Over the past seven years SmartWay partners have saved 50 million barrels of oil. This is equivalent to taking over 3 million cars off the road for an entire year.

The savings from reduced fuel costs total $6.1 billion to date.

And the policies have resulted in clean air achievements where 16.5 MMT CO2, 235,000 tons NOx, and 9,000 tons PM have been reduced since 2004.

The impact of this program has spread as the World Bank, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, as well as the governments of China, Mexico and Canada, have programs that rely upon SmartWay's technical assistance, methods and tools.

The companies recognized at the conference provided innovative strategies that save fuel, reduce emissions and improve economic sustainability.

Companies represented were:

  • American Trucking Associations
  • C.R. England Global Transportation
  • Sharp
  • Swift
  • UPS
  • YRC Worldwide
  • Coalition for Responsible Transportation and Environment Defense Fund
  • IKEA
  • JB Hunt
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lowe's
  • Pepsico

For more detail on the companies click here.

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