DSC Logistics Becomes an EPA SmartWaySM Transport Partner
DSC continues to focus on sustainability activities as part of corporate culture
Chicago, Illinois (August 25, 2009) – DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, announced that it has been accepted into the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.
“The SmartWaySM program is one of the many ways our company is exercising our commitment to sustainability. In 2008 we began working to become certified in the program. In addition, we implemented a number of high efficiency lighting projects at our distribution centers throughout the United States. To take our commitment to the next level, this year we are launching a corporate-wide initiative that focuses on what DSC employees can do for Our Customers, Our Company and Our World. DSC also has expanded our energy efficient building management practices and is working closely with our supply chain partners on inter-company initiatives that benefit the environment and our respective business plans," remarked David Kahlow, DSC’s Director of Sustainability.
DSC has received certification in two areas; as a logistics provider and a carrier partner. DSC received the highest available score as a logistics provider. Less than 10% of new partners are awarded such a high score; typically, a company has been in the program for some time and begun implementing items on their action plan to reach this level. Companies that participate in the program fulfill the program’s requirements of reducing fuel consumption and lowering costs and are recognized for their social responsibility and leadership.
DSC will contribute to the Partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of freight operations. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, DSC is demonstrating its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
About DSC Logistics
DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, focuses on supply chain capabilities that are based on changing customer needs. DSC services include Lead Logistics Partner, logistics center management, transportation management and synchronization, business process integration, and information technology services. In today’s business environment, filled with rapid and unpredictable change, DSC manages change and information in the supply chain by being ready for anything! To learn more, please visit www.dsclogistics.com, call (800)372-1960 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the SmartWaySMTransport Partnership
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, and logistics companies to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. For information, visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
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