NFI Named as 2021 Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics

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NFI, a leading supply chain solutions provider, was recently recognized by Inbound Logistics’ 2021 list of top 75 green supply chain partners.  The annual G75 is a curated list of companies that exceed environmental expectations and go above and beyond to operate sustainably.

NFI Green Supply Chain - Volvo VNR electric truck backs into charging station
Volvo VNR electric tractor backs into NFI’s on-site charging station

“Social responsibility is part of NFI’s fabric and core values,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “Our team focuses on resources dedicated to identifying and implementing technologies that help NFI to become a greener 3PL and allow our customers to operate more sustainably.” 

NFI has implemented a variety of clean technologies and equipment to reduce its carbon footprint across its North American operations in order to push both the company and its customers’ sustainable supply chain initiatives forward. The company operates battery-electric trucks with Daimler and Volvo, becoming one of the first companies to deploy the Class 8 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias into its Southern California operations in September 2019, and installing on-site charging infrastructure for its electric fleet in 2021. Also this year, NFI announced a partnership with Hyliion’s Hypertruck Innovation Council and expects to begin testing the hybrid Hypertruck ERX in the near future.

Additionally, NFI operates Near Zero compressed natural gas trucks fueled with renewable energy, as well as electric yard horse tractors. The organization is a four-time EPA SmartWay Excellence award winner and continues to be recognized for its efforts in sustainability. NFI is also a member of Alternative Clean Transportation Expo High Volume Fleet Committee. 

The company prioritizes sustainability within its 53 million square feet of distribution space throughout North America. A variety of technology is utilized to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, including all new construction built to meet LEED standards, motion-activated lighting and solar power, electric and propane powered forklifts, lithium battery-powered forklifts, California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant materials handling equipment, robotic stretch wrapping, and extensive recycling programs. 

To learn more about the company’s green initiatives, visit NFI’s Sustainability page. View Inbound Logistics’ entire 2021 G75 list here.

About NFI

NFI is a fully-integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since 1932, the company generates more than $3.9 billion in annual revenue and employs over 16,800 associates. NFI owns and operates more than 70 million square feet of warehouse space alongside a dedicated fleet of 5,000 tractors and 14,300 trailers. By 2023, NFI will operate the first 100% zero-emission drayage fleet, leading the transition to zero-emission goods movement in the United States. NFI’s relentless innovation and unparalleled service deliver logistics solutions that transform the way business gets done. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing and distribution, ecommerce fulfillment, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and industrial real estate. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.