PURCHASE, New York, December 1, 2016 – Lindenmeyr Munroe, the leading independent paper and packaging distributor in the United States, continues its commitment to track and report its carbon accounting practices, successfully completing its 2016 emissions reporting with SmartWay Transport Partnership. Freight transportation is one of the fastest growing impacts on the environment and as consumer demand increases, Lindenmeyr Munroe is committed to respond with the most efficient and cleaner transportation practices.
Lindenmeyr Munroe is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partner. EPA recently approved their annual submission of Partnership reporting requirements for 2016, renewing Lindenmeyr Munroe’s certification. Joining the SmartWay initiative in 2014, it is required to submit performance data each year, which is then reviewed, in order to qualify as a SmartWay partner.
SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. Operational strategies, data management tools and verified technology supports are provided. The SmartWay Partnership is a domestic and international freight and supply chain program that manages data for over 3500 partners across all domestic shipping modes in the US and Canada. SmartWay implements its goals to lower freight carbon footprints by conducting analysis and research of freight impacts, engaging with freight experts, anticipating and responding to trends, developing strategic resources and communication strategies, and serving as an international model. International collaborations exist with Mexico, China and other Asian nations, Europe, and Latin America.
“Lindenmeyr Munroe knows that partnering with SmartWay is good for business, people and the environment,” says Cheryl Bynum, U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Director, “By partnering with us, Lindenmeyr Munroe is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through cleaner, lower carbon goods movement.”
Learn more about the EPA’s SmartWay program at: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/