GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse / recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Hyster’s global emissions decreased 21% in 2021 compared to its 2015 baseline, representing 70% progress toward its 2026 goal.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT GEODIS oers carbon osets and renewable energy certificates. Its free online emissions calculator performs calculations that take into account the goods being shipped, their origin, destination, and transportation mode before providing a quantitative evaluation of the shipment’s greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-ecient lighting • Rainwater harvesting • Mode conversion • Reporting and visibility
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT In 2021, Hub Group helped its customers avoid nearly
3.1 billion pounds of CO2 emissions by converting truckload shipments to more ecient intermodal transportation.
iGPS Logistics www.igps.net
iGPS rents out plastic pallets that are 100% recyclable. Should an iGPS pallet be damaged (which is rare), it is simply remolded into a “new” one with no added material. In addition, because iGPS pallets are 35% lighter than wood- block alternatives, considerably less fuel is used and fewer emissions are produced during their transport. iGPS’s business model ensures that its pallets are used and reused by customers in the same geographic area, minimizing deadhead miles or pallets being shipped long distances. In 2021, iGPS repurposed more than 32,000 pounds of post-consumer plastic into new pallets. By shipping lighter pallets, iGPS customers saved more than 1,000 gallons of fuel from being burned, and kept more than 28,000 pounds of greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT iGPS plastic pallets have 28% less impact on global warming–for every 100,000 shipped iGPS pallets, nearly 1,000 gallons of fuel are saved, and more than 20,000 pounds of greenhouse emissions (based on EPA fuel usage data) are prevented.
Hyster Company www.hyster.com
Hub Group www.hubgroup.com
Hyster helps operations in intensive industries mitigate environmental impact and meet strict emission standards with alternative power options. Hyster recently launched the J40XNL, a 4,000-pound capacity integrated lithium-ion lift truck built for application in the trucking industry that is rapidly electrifying and demands high eciency and smart sustainability. Innovations from Hyster include solutions for heavy-duty applications that have historically depended on internal combustion engines. Hyster has introduced multiple counterbalanced lift trucks engineered around factory integrated lithium-ion power, in load capacities up to 36,000 pounds. Several of its lithium-ion forklift models deliver performance comparable to diesel power without the emissions during operation or o-gassing during charging.
Hub Group provides a broad suite of sustainability focused services, including intermodal, LTL consolidation and network optimization to drive a meaningful impact on customers’ carbon dioxide footprint. The company proactively conducts an analysis of each customer’s supply chain to identify opportunities to implement an eciency program. Hub Group’s sustainability strategy focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for customers, and investing in equipment and technology to oset its own emissions. The company invested to reduce the age of its trucking fleet by adding newer, more energy-ecient equipment with the latest safety technology. A successful electric truck pilot resulted in a plan to convert some diesel- powered trucks to electric.
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