G75 G R E E N S U P P LY C H A I N PA R T N E R S through returns management and liquidation programs. Inmar’s Energy From Waste
iGPS Logistics www.igps.com The iGPS pallet is 100% recyclable and 35% lighter than wood alternatives. For every 100,000 pallets shipped, 20,000 pounds of greenhouse gases are reduced. An independent life cycle analysis shows that compared to multi- use and single-use wood pallets, the iGPS pallet has at least 91% less of an impact on ozone layer depletion; 75% less of an impact on eutrophication (i.e., excessive algae growth in waterways due to runoff); 25% less of an impact on abiotic depletion (i.e., fossil fuel consumption); 65% less of an impact on global warming; 60% less of an impact on photochemical oxidation; and 60% less of an impact on acidification. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT iGPS repurposed more than 80 tons of post-consumer plastic into pallets, keeping it out of landfills and waterways.
program produced 10.6 million kilowatt hours of energy in 2018 and 2019. Using energy from waste saved 19,250 barrels of oil in 2018 and 2019. Its return facilities recycle 28 million pounds of clients’ cardboard boxes each year.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Energy-efficient lighting
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS J.B. Hunt has received the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award for 11 consecutive years. The company was also named a 2020 SmartWay High Performer. Kamps www.kampspallets.com Kamps, one of the nation’s largest pallet recyclers, overhauled its Green Scorecard program with added educational materials for customers across various industries nationwide to encourage pallet recycling beyond its own organization. The company equipped its entire fleet with state-of-the-art GPS fleet management software that increases productivity and lowers fuel consumption, leading to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Kamps’ 2021 initiatives include setting a new milestone in pallets recycled, lowering the amount of paper consumed in daily business operations, and transitioning to digital platforms. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS In 2020, Kamps recycled (repaired or dismantled components for reuse) more than 70 million pallets, which saved 3.59 million trees, 1.92 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, and 1.4 million tons of landfill waste.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Inmar’s liquidation services reduce sending returned products to landfills and the company’s headquarters building is LEED Platinum Certified. J.B. Hunt Transport Services www.jbhunt.com Through its conversion efforts, J.B. Hunt reduced CO2e emissions in 2020 (versus an all-truck alternative) by approximately 50% or about 3.4 million metric tons. Using J.B. Hunt 360, it filled more than four million empty miles last year by successfully matching empty segments with unutilized trucks. This initiative helped reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,112 metric tons of CO2e in 2020. In 2020, J.B. Hunt completed its first delivery using an all- electric Class 8 truck. Additional sustainability initiatives include reducing engine idle time, governing top-speed limits, engineering fleet routes that maximize efficiency, 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-efficient lighting
Inmar Intelligence www.inmar.com
Inmar Intelligence, a provider of reverse logistics and supply chain solutions, reduces costs and eliminates waste of returned items from consumer goods manufacturers and retailers. Inmar’s solutions enable a landfill diversion rate of 98% by placing goods back into commerce, providing donations, and through waste-into-energy initiatives. It keeps 200 million pounds of material from landfills each year
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