The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Meijer as a SmartWay Excellence Award winner in two categories, as a shipper and a carrier.
The company noted that it is the only SmartWay partner to achieve recognition in both categories simultaneously. SmartWay has previously recognized Meijer as a shipping partner recipient in 2017 and as a carrier partner recipient in 2007.
The SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes retail and manufacturing carriers and shippers that demonstrate how their logistical operations make a measurable difference in reducing carbon emission, while also effectively managing fuel costs as they move goods. Meijer said it operates a 250 semi-truck fleet that covers more than 25 million miles each year.
“On behalf of the hard-working men and women that make up our logistics team here at Meijer, we are elated to receive such a distinct honor by the EPA’s SmartWay,” said Tom McCall, Meijer vp/logistics. “Our team members are driven to constantly monitor and improve the efficiency of our fleet with the mission to minimize our carbon footprint in the communities where we do business.”