the Penske fleet. The company will take delivery of 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans in 2022. Penske is also implementing numerous facility-level sustainable programs, such as renewable energy infrastructure, energy efficiency upgrades, and waste reduction policies that will reduce the carbon footprint of facilities, including refrigerated distribution centers. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Penske’s dedicated contract carriage fleet has been awarded the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award for sustainably delivering goods for each of the past five years. The EPA’s Green Power Partnership program also recognizes that Penske’s energy portfolio currently comprises 22% renewable energy.
ORBIS Corporation www.orbiscorporation.com ORBIS Corporation drives the circular economy through environmentally friendly product design, sustainable operations, and material usage. Designed to replace single-use packaging in the supply chain, 100% of ORBIS’ packaging solutions are developed with sustainability in mind. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. In its own operation, ORBIS reuses 99% of water in the manufacturing process. At the end of a long service life, ORBIS packaging can be recovered, recycled, and reprocessed into new packaging. In 2021, ORBIS’ buyback program saved 85 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. Additionally, ORBIS’ Ocean in Mind program repurposes plastic waste at risk of entering the oceans into reusable packaging. Each year, this program diverts ~1 million lbs. of single- use plastic waste from oceans and waterways. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting • Use ocean-bound plastic waste in manufacturing NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT ORBIS’ reusable totes are proven to reduce energy usage by 31%, solid waste by 79%, and greenhouse gas emissions by 38% for packaging suppliers.
inefficiency associated with single- use or low-quality pallets. In addition to providing sustainable solutions for customers, PECO Pallet also implements environmental initiatives within the company to conserve resources and reduce its carbon footprint. PECO has installed wood waste shredders at its larger pallet depots to divert material from the landfill. The wood chips are hauled to a wood recycler to be reused, often for animal bedding. PECO also uses a Fleet Recovery app to optimize pallet recovery routes and reduce wasted miles, fuel consumption, and emissions. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program PECO Pallet completed its first-ever GRESB Asset Assessment in 2021 and received a score of 88 out of 100 (over the average of 72) to earn an overall 4-star rating. PECO also earned a 2021 EcoVadis Silver rating, ranking in the top 22% of companies in its market segment. Penske Transportation Solutions www.gopenske.com Penske has been supporting and maintaining alternative fueled vehicles for more than 30 years. The company continues to work with OEM partners to incorporate alternative fuel vehicles into • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
Performance Team, A Maersk Company www.performanceteam.net A SmartWay partner and member of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation, Performance Team pushes for greater fleet fuel efficiency, lower-emission trucks, and the adoption of alternative fuel sources. To reduce its carbon footprint, the company makes maximum use of recycled materials and utilizes energy- efficient technology. Performance Team requires waste reduction from
PECO Pallet www.pecopallet.com
PECO’s pallet pooling model is based on reusing, repairing, and recycling pallets to reduce the waste and
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