Cherry Hill, NJ “The NFI Impact” NFI, one of the country’s most diverse supply chain solutions companies and a leader in supply chain sustainability, today announced the formal launch of The NFI Impact, an initiative designed to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Since 2004, NFI has made it a priority to reduce its carbon footprint across all divisions and locations across the United States and Canada.
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, NFI is mailing its top customers a special package announcing The NFI Impact and the company’s resolve to continue to be a leader in supply chain sustainability; the entire mailing, contents, card and branded gift are made from recycled materials.
“Running a sustainable business is vital to the health of this company and the environment,” said NFI Chief Executive Officer Sidney Brown. “We work in an industry that can create a positive impact on the carbon footprint with every initiative we undertake.”
Brown continued: “Fuel conservation, reducing emissions, solar energy, recycling, and building to LEED standards: these are our guiding principles as we move forward and conduct business. By creating The NFI Impact, we are reaffirming our commitment to ourselves and the world.”
The initiative is detailed on the NFI web site here.
NFI started actively pursuing sustainability policies in 2004 when it joined the EPA SmartWay Transport Partner program. Since then it has rapidly expanded these initiatives across all of its divisions, including opening its NFI Solar division in 2009.
“It is in the best interests of our customers, our employees and our neighbors for NFI to pioneer and utilize the latest sustainability methods to deliver, package, store and distribute goods,” said Brown. “
NFI has been recognized with many honors for its sustainability efforts. The winner of several EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards, it was also selected as one of the Top 50 2010 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics. In 2010, NFI received two prestigious international awards, the Communitas Award for Green initiatives and the International Business Award (the Stevie) for Environmental Responsibility in North America.
In 2010, NFI achieved over $900 million in gross revenue through organic growth and an aggressive acquisition strategy. NFI’s growth strategy has enabled it to become a large integrated supply chain solutions provider with 5,600 employees and over 19 million square feet of owned or managed warehouse space in the US and Canada. NFI also owns over 2,000 tractors and more than 6,700 dry trailers and 500 refrigerated trailers.
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.