Lineage Logistics Extends U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership
Partnership underscores Lineage's commitment to strong environmental leadership and its ongoing efforts to create a more sustainable cold chain
November 08, 2022
Novi, Mich. – November 8, 2022 – Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has renewed its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program that provides a framework to assess the environmental performance and energy efficiency of goods moving through supply chains so partnering companies can reduce their environmental footprint.
Launched in 2004, the SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Moreover, the program also helps companies select more efficient freight carriers, transport modes, equipment and operational strategies to improve supply chain sustainability.
“At Lineage, we recognize the opportunity our industry has in creating and advancing a more sustainable supply chain, and we look forward to working with the EPA and our Carrier Partners to further reduce our emissions and improve our energy efficiency,” said Greg Bryan, EVP of Logistics at Lineage Logistics. “We are excited to lead the industry forward, and this partnership serves as yet another example of our ambition to be a better and more responsible company that aids in feeding the world.”
Lineage joins nearly 4,000 SmartWay partners including shippers, logistics companies, trucks, rail, barge and multimodal carriers. To date, SmartWay partners have contributed to substantial energy savings including 336 million barrels of oil – the equivalent to eliminating annual energy usage in over 21 million homes – and $44.8 billion on fuel costs. The SmartWay program has also helped participating companies avoid emitting 143 million metric tons of CO2, 2.7 million short tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 112,000 short tons of particulate matter (PM).
Since 2015, Lineage has implemented ambitious initiatives to reduce the Company’s energy consumption with quantifiable and impactful targets that align with its purpose to transform the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world. This partnership will help the Company achieve its goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 – ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership, please visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
About Lineage Logistics
Lineage Logistics is the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider. It has a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity, which spans 19 countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Lineage’s industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network and the development and deployment of innovative technology help increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste and, most importantly, as a Visionary Partner of Feeding America, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage was No. 17 in the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the No 1. Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s 2019 list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, in addition to being included on Fortune’s Change The World list in 2020. Lineage is a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company, a recognition by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for private companies that demonstrate excellence in strategic planning and execution, corporate culture and financial results. (www.lineagelogistics.com)