NFI has been selected as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics magazine. The annual listing of supply chain companies with a commitment to sustainability is published in the June 2016 edition of Food Logistics.
The Top Green Providers list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. It offers logistics professionals a guide to the providers, manufacturers, software, and technology companies that have found new ways to promote sustainability throughout their operations and those of their customers.
“NFI is proud to deliver industry-leading 3PL solutions to the food and beverage industry,” said NFI CEO Sid Brown. “We take even more pride in having those solutions positively impact the community, environment, and our customers’ sustainability initiatives.”
NFI continues to propel its customers’ sustainability efforts forward, looking for opportunities of natural gas implementation, integrating new technology to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, and outfitting warehousing with solar panels. Trucks across its 2,300+ dedicated fleet utilize AirTabs, trailer skirts, and speed limiters to decrease fuel usage, and they have pioneered the use of battery powered Auxiliary Powered Units (APUs). The EPA has awarded NFI the SmartWay Excellence award three times in recognition of its sustainability efforts. At the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, NFI received the Fleet Award for Shippers & Carriers for leadership in sustainability in its transportation operations.
NFI also implements green solutions throughout its 27.5 million square feet of warehousing space. Distribution operations conduct packaging materials recycling and several facilities utilize solar power, including the corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, N.J. In addition, real estate properties are also built to LEED standards.
“The 2016 Top Green Providers reached a new record high for applicants and recipients, confirming the importance of sustainability in the global food and beverage supply chain,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, supply chain network, at AC Business Media. “Our industry’s continued focus on environmental stewardship and the role that growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, retailers, and others play is driving heightened awareness and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously boosting cost and energy efficiencies.”