Inbound Logistics | June 2021


GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Evergreen Line Focused on building a green container fleet, Evergreen Line deploys load stability calculation and weather navigation information systems to optimize sailing speed and monitor fuel consumption. Evergreen monitors sailing schedules and adjusts them flexibly. The ocean line continues to install and use scrubbers in the fleet to reduce sulfide. The shipping line improves the operational efficiency of terminals, adopts shore power, and strictly manages ballast water discharges. Evergreen complies with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and EU Ship Recycling Regulation. The line disposes of ship waste according to the waste management plan.

• Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT The company has been selected as a SmartWay Transport Partner for the past four years, and has won various sustainability awards.

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, efficient facilities, renewable energy, and other energy management programs. 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-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Since 2012, the FedEx Fuel Sense and Aircraft Modernization programs have saved a combined 1.43 billion gallons of jet fuel and avoided more than 13.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. FreightCenter FreightCenter helps shippers green their supply chains by making sure SmartWay-certified trucking companies provide transportation and carriers use optimized lanes and routes, finding the best drivers by location. FreightCenter’s green initiatives include reporting total mileage and freight tonnage, partnering with SmartWay-certified trucking companies, and optimizing lanes and routes to be eco-friendly. One of the company’s main goals is to reduce carbon emissions.


One-third of GEODIS sites have triple QSE certification, and its sites are also ISO 14001 certified. GEODIS is a SmartWay partner. Its other global partnerships include EcoTransit, Clean Cargo, and GLEC. Facility teammates lead an Americas Green Team Program. The company also offers Green Site Certification, an education tool to teach facilities how to be sustainable. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS According to the EcoVadis Global Benchmark report, GEODIS ranks in the top 1% of suppliers assessed in its category and has maintained this distinction since 2015. It’s in the top 1% of all suppliers assessed in all categories and scored a 70/100, which corresponds to Advanced on the scoring scale and Gold in recognition level. In 2019, GEODIS obtained a B Level score from CDP after an evaluation of its climate change strategy and actions. Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) created nine acres of man-made wetlands to treat 100 million gallons of stormwater annually. It has a single-stream recycling program, and all its asphalt resurfacing projects generate millings that are reused throughout Garden City Terminal.

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-efficient lighting

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT With an established corporate CSR policy, Evergreen has aligned its core operating strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. FedEx To achieve its goal of carbon- neutral global operations by 2040, FedEx invested more than $2 billion in three key areas—vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration. 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

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