CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OnTrac is proud to be one of Supply and Demand Chain Executive's 2013 Green Supply Chain Award winners.
The sixth-annual awards honor sustainability efforts that impact the supply chain, and are meant to recognize companies making green efforts and sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy.
OnTrac's built in regional hub-and-spoke model keeps freight on the ground, which reduces the cost to its customers and keeps the company environmentally conscious. OnTrac works to achieve measurable sustainability goals within our operations through the strategic planning and location of our hubs and continuous driver route optimization with emissions reduction.
Additionally, the OnTrac facilities work with local waste management companies to reduce/consolidate waste in the most eco-friendly manners, and stay active with a cell phone and shipping material recycling program. The company also provides complete online resources and a paperless payroll, encourages trip reduction and a corporate recycling program.
"Our goal is a continuous pursuit to identify equipment, technologies, and strategies that reduce our fuel consumption and lower our emissions," OnTrac Director of Fleet Operations Steve Heron said. "OnTrac reduces its carbon footprint through improved fuel efficiencies and emissions reductions, thus demonstrating our commitment to operate responsibly. We are proud to be recognized for our sustainability efforts by the Supply and Demand Chain Executives."
The awards highlight companies that are making sustainability a core part of the businesses and supply chain strategies. About 100 submissions were received through an open nomination process. Submissions were judged based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy, the extent of the steps being taken, the impact of the results to date and projected results, and the form and presentation of the information submitted. Utilizing renewable energy, minimizing waste, and maximizing facility and solutions lifespans are all components that leading companies in supply chain increasingly enforce. This year's sixth annual awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.
CONTACT: Laura Peterson 602-333-4433 Lpeterson@ontrac.com