AIT Worldwide Logistics Enters Tenth Year as a SmartWay Transport Partner
AIT successfully completes its 2016 emissions reporting with SmartWay Transport Partnership. SmartWay’s Partner tools are used to measure progress toward cleaner air and more sustainable business practices.
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (July 25, 2017) – AIT Worldwide Logistics, a leading global supply chain solutions provider, continues its commitment to track and report its carbon accounting practices for a tenth consecutive year. Freight transportation is one of the fastest-growing impacts on the environment and as consumer demand increases, AIT has re-committed to respond with the most efficient and cleaner transportation practices.
AIT is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partner. EPA recently approved the company’s annual submission of Partnership reporting requirements for 2016. AIT received its first SmartWay certification in 2008. Each year, performance data is submitted and reviewed to qualify as a SmartWay partner.
Greg Weigel, AIT’s Executive Vice President, Global Operations, said, “As a company, our efforts to reduce carbon emissions are helping to create a cleaner environment while promoting sustainability. We are a long-term SmartWay Transport Partner and we are proud to be part of this vital program.”
SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. Operational strategies, data management tools and verified technology supports are provided. The SmartWay Partnership is a domestic and international freight and supply chain program that manages data for over 3500 partners across all domestic shipping modes in the US and Canada. SmartWay implements its goals to lower freight carbon footprints by conducting analysis and research of freight impacts, engaging with freight experts, anticipating and responding to trends, developing strategic resources and communication strategies, and serving as an international model. International collaborations exist with Mexico, China and other Asian nations, Europe, and Latin America.
“AIT knows that partnering with SmartWay is good for business, people and the environment,” says Cheryl Bynum, U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Director, “By partnering with us, AIT is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through cleaner, lower carbon goods movement.”
Learn more about the EPA’s SmartWay program at: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/.
About AIT Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT’s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business. For more information, visit www.aitworldwide.com.
At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers’ trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities.
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