OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading multi-modal supply chain solutions provider, has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the sixth time with a SmartWay® Excellence Award. SmartWay Partners are recognized with the award for displaying excellence in their mission to build environmentally friendly and energy efficient supply chains.
“A truly effective sustainability initiative requires a level of dedication that goes beyond day-to-day accomplishments,” said David Yeager, Hub Group Chairman and CEO. “That focus on the long-term view has been at the heart of our environmental initiatives for years, as we’ve strived to lead the industry to a truly sustainable future. Our commitment to the SmartWay mission is a natural extension of that focus, and we’re delighted to receive this award for the sixth time in recognition of those efforts.”
SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. 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 in Mexico, Europe, Latin America, China and other Asian nations.
“Today, EPA is honoring top-performing SmartWay Carrier Partners with this year’s 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award, for their leadership in moving more goods with less fuel,” said EPA’s Assistant Administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum. “These companies inspire others in the freight sector to invest in innovative technologies and business practices that save fuel, while reducing costs and protecting the environment.”
About Hub Group
Hub Group is a world-class supply chain solutions provider that offers multi-modal transportation services throughout North America, including intermodal, truck brokerage, dedicated and logistics services. As a publicly traded company with over $3 billion in revenue, Hub Group’s organization of over 4,000 employees delivers innovative, customer-focused solutions and industry leading service to help customers better control supply chains and their costs. For more information, visit hubgroup.com.
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 94 million metric tons of air pollutants, while saving more than 197 million barrels of oil and $27.8 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 12 million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.
More information on SmartWay in general: epa.gov/smartway/
More information on the SmartWay Excellence Award: epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees.
HUB Group Contact: Jennifer Telek, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.795.2202
Source: Hub Group, Inc.