Ryder a Top Green Provider of 2013
Monday, Jun 10 2013 admin
In 1933, John Ryder placed a down payment on a Model A Ford and began his vision to create his own trucking business. Ryder System, Inc. began as one man’s dream, and in the last 80 years, has flourished into a “greener” Fortune 500 industry company. The company announced on June 4th that Ryder was named one of 2013’s Top Green Providers by Food Logistics.
Being named one of the “Top Green Providers” of 2013 reflects Ryder’s progress in providing a greener, more sustainable transportation and logistics service for their customers. Ryder joins Food Logistics in reaching towards the goal of sustainability in the global food chain. Darin Cooprider, Vice President of Ryder System, Inc., stated that being on the list “not only validates our core beliefs in sustainability, but also motivates Ryder to continue making strides in improving sustainability for our customers.”
Engaging customers on how they can go green on their supply chain is another step closer to Ryder’s goal of global sustainability. Customers are able to take advantage of Ryder’s ability to optimize greener shipments and travel routes as well as request that Ryder use alternative fuel vehicles when available. Since 2010, Ryder has been building their fleet of natural gas vehicles and offering the use of this fleet in the Arizona, Michigan, and Louisiana markets.
Within the warehouse and other facilities, Ryder promotes energy saving lighting and temperature control technologies. The company is currently working on ways to dispose of their by-products and waste in a more eco-friendly way.
Ryder’s efforts in becoming green has landed them on Inbound Logistics' Green Partners list for the last five years, as well as making Newsweek’s Top 500 Green U.S. Companies three years in a row. Working on reducing carbon intake has landed Ryder the recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award. Its go green or go home for Ryder in their quest to make the environment a healthier work place.
View Ryder's company profile for more information about the company and their employment opportunities.
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