Monday, November 12, 2007

SmartWay Excellence Awards Announced

If you read my blog regularly you know that I am a "tree hugger" i.e., environmentalist. I personally recycle just about everything, which is why I am proud that the company I work for, IBM, is one of the winners of the 2007 SmartWay Excellence Award.

This award is sponsored by the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, which recognizes partners’ special achievements that significantly reduce the environmental impacts of the freight sector. The SmartWay Excellence Awards honor organizations that integrate innovative strategies and technologies into their business operations, resulting in reduced energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions.

The EPA stated the following for awarding IBM "IBM increased their SmartWay carrier participation by 25% this year, and incorporated SmartWay into their contract bidding process for U.S. and global transportation. IBM promoted its participation in SmartWay through a dedicated web page that links directly to SmartWay web site, as well as serving as SmartWay guest speakers at industry events. IBM reports its SmartWay participation in its Environment and Well-Being Progress Report, and Corporate Responsibility Report. IBM is currently reviewing all dock locations globally to ensure consistent truck idling practices, fork-lift power sources, and scheduling practices. In addition, IBM is working with SmartWay in interfacing with environmental agencies in Latin America, particularly Mexico- expanding SmartWay-type programs across North America."

The other winners can be found here. Congratulations to you all.

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