NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Kenan Advantage Group is an EPA SmartWay participant and has improved mileage to reduce CO2 emissions by ~15% over the past five years.
For internal green initiatives, Kamps focuses on two areas that deliver the greatest impact: transportation and wood resource solutions (WRS). Kamps invested time and resources to further optimize fleet routes and reduce idle time, which decreased average trip time by 15% year-over-year. Kamps’ WRS team is responsible for end-of-life sustainable solutions that deliver the greatest carbon osets and ensure zero wood waste. Kamps expanded this division through organic growth and acquisitions–generating more than 31,600 tons of biofuel. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Improve sustainability reporting and data collection NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Kamps recycled 200 million pallets in 2021, saving 5.6 million metric tons of C02 from being released and reducing landfill waste by 3.7 million tons. Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) www.thekag.com Kenan’s tire recycling program eliminates ~1.7 million pounds of waste annually. Company-wide recycling policies are in place for both electronics and paper waste, and energy-ecient LED lighting is installed in most facilities to reduce overall energy consumption.
Kenco Logistics www.kencogroup.com Kenco Logistics is focused on
J.B. Hunt Transport Services www.jbhunt.com In 2021, J.B. Hunt reduced CO2 emissions (versus an all-truck alternative) by approximately ~3.9 million metric tons by converting over-the-road loads to intermodal. Since 2020, J.B. Hunt has avoided nearly 6 million empty miles by successfully matching the empty segments with unutilized trucks through its technology platform, J.B. Hunt 360. Recently, J.B. Hunt announced plans to expand its intermodal fleet to 150,000 containers in the next three to five years as part of a joint initiative with BNSF Railway. JB Hunt’s CLEAN Transport program provides intermodal customers with a flexible method to acquire carbon oset credits equivalent to the emissions created by their shipments. Analysts calculate environmental impact and connect customers with verified climate- protection projects to reduce their footprint in a customer-focused format. Additional company sustainability initiatives include reducing engine idle time, governing top speed limits, and using biodiesel fuels. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT J.B. Hunt has received the SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 12 consecutive years.
balancing economic performance with responsible environmental stewardship–it engages stakeholders from executive management to warehouse workers. Kenco reduces greenhouse gas emissions for warehousing, transportation, and other businesses by utilizing data analytics and optimization to improve eciency throughout its operations. The company reduced its carbon footprint from transportation solutions by 7% to 15% through network and transportation optimization, inventory planning, and packaging redesign. In addition, Kenco Logistics reduced its warehousing carbon footprint by 10% to 25% through the use of LED lighting, sensor switches, energy- ecient heating and cooling systems, electric material handling equipment. It also employs energy-ecient kitchen equipment and oce appliances, and waste recycling. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Kenco Logistics operates LEED-certified facilities, uses hybrid vehicles in the company fleet, and implements Lean Six Sigma methodology to minimize waste and cost.
Kenan partners with third-party specialists to ensure the proper removal of hazardous waste. GREEN INITIATIVES
• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program
• Reduce energy usage • Energy-ecient lighting
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