Canon Wins EPA SmartWay Award
Canon U.S.A. announced today that it’s received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Canon U.S.A. was one of 17 shipper and logistics companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,700 Partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the 2019 American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California, on October 7th.
“This year, the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is recognizing 13 shippers and four third-party logistics providers as recipients of the 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award,” said EPA’s Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Sarah Dunham. “These awardees are the top two percent of environmental performers among all of our SmartWay Partners. They are redefining best practices for freight transport by reducing fuel costs and improving the public health of the communities they serve.”
The SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes shippers and transportation service providers that have optimized the environmental performance and efficiency of their transportation management operations. As seen through the company’s environmental charter and increased environmental awareness of Canon employees, Canon says it works to pursue pollution prevention in its activities and maintain relationships with governmental organizations to provide support and participation with environmental proactive measures. To monitor and help ensure the company is using the most effective transportation partners, Canon utilizes SmartWay data to keep track and rank transportation service providers that may be more environmentally efficient than others.
Canon has also been recognized by the EPA as a 2019 SmartWay High Performer, which acknowledges those partner companies or partner fleets that fall into the upper performance ranges of efficiency and air quality for various environmental performance metrics.
The EPA’s Smartway Transport Partnership is an initiative that encourages businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 134 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving 280 million barrels of oil and $37 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 18 million homes.
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