Inbound Logistics | June 2022

emissions, and space requirements. The result is a more sustainable option that helps eliminate harmful emissions, oŠ- gassing and other hazardous chemicals. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-e’cient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Yale’s key performance metrics include oŠering alternatives that enable customers to cost-eŠectively reduce carbon emissions such as fuel cell engine development and lithium- ion battery powered products. The company aims to reduce carbon emissions by 30% and to achieve zero waste to landfill at all sites.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT The company built a large, state-of- the-art industrial agricultural distribution facility designed to contain and safely drain any spills should there ever be an incident. This was a significant undertaking, requiring the collaboration of a large team of engineers, safety professionals, government o’cials, and various other stakeholders. Concurrently, other projects focus on improving existing facilities and processes. Yale Materials Handling Corporation Yale continues to add to its lineup of integrated lithium-ion lift trucks, expanding power options throughout the warehousing industry. Innovations in lift truck power have meaningful sustainability and operational benefits. Lithium-ion batteries generate zero harmful emissions while in operation or charging, and a lithium-ion battery pack can last more than four times longer than a lead-acid battery, helping reduce recycling waste. Going beyond a single source, the Yale Power Suite oŠers power options across a comprehensive range of lift trucks, for unrestricted choice of hydrogen fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, internal combustion engines and lead-acid batteries. This choice enables a solution built around an operation’s cost, labor, maintenance,

energy products that produced more than 200 million kilowatts of renewable energy generation capacity, with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to 141,883 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

WSI (Warehouse Specialists, LLC)

WSI is a Responsible Care certified and Responsible Distribution verified 3PL and participates in Ecovadis’ Together for Sustainability program, a global program to assess, audit, and improve sustainability practices in the supply chain. The program’s assessments and audits are conducted based on a pre-defined set of criteria and shared across its 30 member chemical companies. These assessments streamline chemical companies’ processes to analyze their sustainability eŠorts and increase visibility for supply chain partners with exemplary practices. Maintaining these certifications holds WSI accountable as

Yusen Logistics

Current examples of Yusen Logistics’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions include promoting the use of sustainable aviation fuels and carbon oŠsetting for ocean freight forwarding services. The company has switched to environment-friendly vehicles in many locations and continues to transition all operations. Yusen actively promotes the use of LEDs, has installed solar panels and conducts tree-planting activities in cooperation with local governments. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program

a supply chain steward. GREEN INITIATIVES

• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources

• Reduce energy usage • Energy-e’cient lighting • Spill prevention

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

Yusen Logistics set a goal of achieving net-zero emissions for all services it provides to customers by 2050. As an interim goal, it aims to start providing net-zero emissions services by 2030.

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