Inbound Logistics | June 2022

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT In 2020, the company’s aircraft modernization and Fuel Sense

e ciency and reduce fuel usage, and using electric lifts for its intermodal and final mile divisions’ facilities. Forward Air is also aligning with industry certifications and continues to be a SmartWay-certified company. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-e cient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Forward Air published its first ESG report in 2021 and is committed to reporting annually moving forward. Aiming to reduce vehicle idling, Forward Air focuses on education and communication, with training campaigns at the driver level and the use of telematic data to evaluate improvement and progress.

programs saved more than 255 million gallons of fuel and avoided more than 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. Flock Freight Flock Freight’s shared truckload solution, FlockDirect, helps shippers emit fewer greenhouse gases by maximizing truck space and skipping processing facilities during transit. FlockDirect shipments use advanced algorithms to identify shared truckloads (STL) that optimize multi- stop routes and fill trucks to capacity, ensuring freight moves faster, safer, and more e ciently without compromising price or service. STL reduces carbon emissions by up to 40% per shipment compared to traditional truckloads and up to 15% compared to less than truckload through streamlined transit. Additionally, every time a customer books FlockDirect, Flock Freight buys carbon credits that o–set the shipment’s remaining impact at no extra cost. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT A certified B Corporation, Flock Freight appointed employee impact teams that focus on improving sustainability e–orts at its o ce locations, as well as within its communities. These e–orts span from recycling programs to leveraging 100% renewable energy at the company’s Encinitas, California, headquarters.


FedEx invested more than $2 billion in three key areas—vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration—to achieve its goal of carbon neutral global operations by 2040. FedEx is converting its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet to zero emission electric vehicles by 2040. This will be accomplished through phased programs to replace existing vehicles. For example, by 2025, 50% of FedEx Express global parcel pickup and delivery vehicle purchases will be electric, rising to 100% of all purchases by 2030. The company is also building on its Fuel Sense initiatives to continue working to reduce aircraft fuel consumption. FedEx continues to invest in alternative fuels, e cient facilities, renewable energy, and long-term transformational solutions. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program


GEODIS aims to achieve a 30% reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 through low-carbon transport and multimodal solutions that combine air, road, maritime, inland waterways, and rail, as well as natural gas and electric vehicles. GEODIS o–ers customers a sustainable alternative fuel for air and sea freight, in addition to the solutions already available for road freight. In 2021, GEODIS o–ered 330 light commercial vehicles and heavy trucks from Iveco running on bioNGV fuel to help reach the target of ensuring 100% carbon-free deliveries in the city centers of 37 metro areas by 2023. Additionally, its Green Team and Green Site Certification programs promote sustainability and implement recycling initiatives at its facilities to prevent waste from going to landfills. In 2021, Green Teams assisted in diverting landfill waste by 75%. All GEODIS facilities also are green-site certified.

Forward Air

• Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-e cient lighting

Forward Air reduces emissions and energy consumption through several programs, including installing LED lighting in various facilities, installing skirts on all trailers to improve gas

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