xpedx is committed to maintain sustainable operations, offer sustainable product choices and provide leadership in sustainable business practices for its customers and suppliers.
"xpedx's work with SmartWay will serve to improve our business and the environment at the same time," said Dave Wallace, xpedx's director, Sustainability. "We'll achieve both goals by adding cost-saving, fuel efficient technology and strategies to our large fleet."
xpedx measured the current environmental performance of its fleet with the SmartWay Transport Fleet Logistics Energy and Environmental Tracking
(F.L.E.E.T.) Performance Model to earn the recognition. It has also deployed Xata's XATANET solution, an onboard truck computer system, to track driver performance and diesel fuel usage.
"xpedx is using the information to improve our fleet's efficiency and use less fuel," said Frank DeLost, xpedx's director, Supply Chain Logistics.
"These are important elements in our work toward sustainability across our supply chain."
Additional sustainability initiatives from xpedx this year include:
-- Earning the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR status in nine of its largest U.S.
-- Implementing a national recycling program to reduce its waste by 10
percent annually in the next three years.
-- Developing a sustainability survey / scorecard that the business began
applying to its supply chain this year.