Inbound Logistics | June 2021

G75 G R E E N S U P P LY C H A I N PA R T N E R S Shippers Group

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting

The Shippers Group has developed a proactive approach to reduce its environmental, energy, and social impacts. The company recycles approximately 7.6 million pounds of cardboard and plastic per year and, where possible, uses low- emission technology such as more efficient vehicles and machinery. The Shippers Group utilizes renewable energy where feasible, keeps vehicle maintenance current and prevents unnecessary idling. The company employs water and energy conservation, such as using energy-efficient light bulbs. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS The Shippers Group invests an estimated $227,000 annually in sustainability initiatives. Southeastern Freight Lines Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) generates renewable energy at two service center locations, Asheville and South Houston, and has produced and/or consumed 14,356 MWh of solar energy since 2013. The company harvests rainwater for irrigation at its South Houston location, and by fall 2021, its Fort Lauderdale location will have the ability to harvest rainwater for full-site irrigation. SEFL reduces paper consumption by utilizing e-commerce solutions and paperless billing, and recycles cardboard, paper, wood, scrap metal, solvents, oil/oily water, filters, tires, and electronics at its service centers, maintenance shops, and corporate office. The carrier secures freight with repurposed cardboard and wood pallets.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Scan Global Logistics joined the Science Based Targets initiative and committed to a goal aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT SEFL’s Support Center and 66 company-owned service centers are fully equipped with LED lighting. The remaining company-owned service centers will be completely


Schneider recently announced a new set of corporate goals addressing actionable next steps around sustainability initiatives. These goals include a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 7.5% per mile by 2025, and a reduction of 60% per mile by 2035; a commitment to doubling Schneider’s intermodal size by 2030, thus reducing carbon emissions by an additional 700 million pounds per year; and a commitment to achieve net zero status for all company-owned facilities by 2035. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage

equipped in 2021, making the company 100% LED by 2022.

Symbia Logistics

In 2021, Symbia implemented a company-wide initiative to make its warehouses eco-friendlier. Within the past year, Symbia has recycled 13,942 tons of wood, 705 tons of metal, 426 tons of cardboard, 19.2 tons of office waste and 1,340 pounds of plastic. It allocated 1.2 million square feet of motion- activated lighting and replaced 75 traditional propane forklifts with new electric machines. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Symbia launched a reforestation campaign to plant one tree per client every month, totaling more than 1,500 trees annually. Symbia’s projects restore forests in the wake of major wildfires and repair damage caused by industry and resource extraction.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Schneider has committed to the future of fleet electrification, making necessary short- and long- term investments such as testing electrified powertrains, developing strategic zero-emission vehicle adoption plans, and building relationships with key stakeholders and industry partners. The company has been piloting the use of a Freightliner electric eCascadia truck in California for local and regional delivery and pickup.

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