Hirschbach Enters 9th Year as SmartWay® Transport Partner
DUBUQUE, Iowa (March 9, 2017) – Hirschbach a leading worldwide provider of transportation solutions, continues its commitment to track and report its carbon accounting practices for a 9th consecutive year. Freight transportation is one of the fastest growing impacts on the environment and as consumer demand increases, we are committed to respond with the most efficient and cleaner transportation practices.
Hirschbach is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partner and 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award recipient. EPA recently approved our annual submission of Partnership reporting requirements for 2017. Hirschbach joined the SmartWay initiative in 2008. Each year performance data is submitted and reviewed to qualify as a SmartWay partner.
“We have found that SmartWay is an excellent opportunity to open doors with customers, industry professionals, and the public,” said John Vesey, Operations Support Manager at Hirschbach. “By participating, we get an apples-to-apples comparison with other carriers, as well as unique analysis we are able to translate to a wider audience.”
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.
“Hirschbach 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, Hirschbach is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through cleaner, lower carbon goods movement.”