Ryder System Inc. has been named one of 2013’s “Top Green Providers” by Food Logistics. The award focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with companies that exceed industry standards in their sector.
This year’s list includes food producers and manufacturers, 3PLs and transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, and others whose products and services are driving sustainability from farm to fork.
Ryder — a leader in supply chain, warehousing, and transportation management solutions — is included on the list because of its leadership in providing food and beverage companies with green transportation and logistics solutions to help them meet their sustainability goals.
Ryder focuses on carbon reduction in three critical areas: transportation, facilities and buildings, and network design. In transportation, customers are not only able to take advantage of Ryder’s engineering expertise to optimize shipments, routes, and modes, but can also tap into Ryder’s alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas and hybrid vehicles.
Within warehouse buildings and facilities, Ryder promotes lighting efficiencies, and leading edge energy and temperature management technologies. In addition, Ryder strives to find alternative uses for by-products and waste. By designing a supply chain network with the reduction of the carbon footprint as a primary focus, Ryder advises customers on factors such as the location of distribution centers, miles to be traveled, amount of inventory, and size and number of facilities included in the network.
Ryder is also the leader in alternative fuels for the commercial truck leasing and rental industry. Since 2010, Ryder has continued to build on its natural gas vehicle offering by providing natural gas vehicles in markets such as Arizona, Michigan, and most recently, Louisiana. The company currently has more than 300 natural gas vehicles in customer operations, with many in the food and beverage industry.
Companies on this year’s “Top Green Providers” list will be profiled in the June 2013 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.