ADDISON, Ill., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MB Global Logistics Inc. today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
MB Global Logistics Inc. will contribute to the Partnership's savings of 170.3 million barrels of oil, $24.9 billion in fuel costs, 72.8 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining the SmartWay Transport Partnership, MB Global Logistics Inc. demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
"Climate change does not respect borders; it does not respect who you are - rich or poor, small or big. Global Warming is a problem facing the human race; therefore, everyone on this planet should take responsibility and start with himself, not only businesses or governments," said Andrew Zemaitis, President of MB Global Logistics Inc.
Developed jointly in early 2003 by the EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.
The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.
For more information about MB Global Logistics Inc., visit www.mbglogistics.com or call 847-593-9885
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway
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