NFI, a leading supply chain company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is pleased to be recognized as a Top 50 Green Fleet by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine.
HDT considers NFI ahead of the curve in sustainability efforts and awarded the supply chain provider for its carbon footprint focus and maximum sustainability practices it has implemented. Selection of the Top 50 Green Fleets was made based on vehicles, alternative fuels, and other green initiative strategies, such as solar powered operations, in place throughout the company.
In 2012, NFI introduced the company’s first compressed natural gas fleet in California. In October of this year, NFI launched a 17-truck natural gas fleet in partnership with Lowe’s. With this natural gas fleet, Lowe’s and NFI anticipate greenhouse emission reduction at nearly 20 percent in addition to fuel cost control. NFI currently operates more than 20 natural gas trucks across the North America and is continuously exploring opportunities to utilize natural gas and alternative fuels.
Sustainability efforts are also in place within NFI’s warehousing and distribution operations. Across NFI’s 20+ million sq. ft. of warehousing space in North America, propane powered forklifts and an extensive recycling program are used in daily operations. NFI’s headquarters operates solely on solar power, which was implemented by NFI’s solar division. NFI’s intermodal division also participates in sustainability through double-stacking containers to create better fuel efficiency.
NFI is focused on creating a positive impact on its carbon footprint and is consistently working on ways to test practices in place, make improvements, and create newer, more sustainable business practices. All of these green efforts are in support of one of NFI’s six core values, social responsibility, in the work environment and in surrounding communities.
In addition to being recognized as a Top 50 Green Fleet, NFI’s commitment to sustainability has been seen through other awards this year including Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partner and the EPA’s 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award. Other sustainability accolades NFI has received include the International Communitas Award Winner for Green Initiatives and the Stevies International Business Award for Environmental Responsibility.
The Top 50 Green Fleets list is published in HDT’s November 2013 issue.