MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/06/10 --
Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, selected Ryder (NYSE: R) as a recipient for its 2010 Green Supply Chain Award. Ryder was chosen as a provider of logistics solutions that is assisting its customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
"Ryder has known for years that efficient operational execution in a logistics network is good for business and for the environment," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "As a leading transportation and logistics provider, Ryder has a meaningful role in raising awareness in the marketplace about the important impact global supply chains have on sustainable business."
Ryder was recognized with the Green Supply Chain Award for its innovative supply chain solutions that optimize networks to provide the most efficient transportation alternatives for our customers. Ryder is a U.S. EPA SmartWay® Carrier and Logistics Partner; currently eighty-six percent of the Company's carrier management activities are sourced through SmartWay® transport carrier partners. Ryder has developed a carbon footprint metrics tool to help customers measure and report greenhouse gas emissions based on ton-mile, average weight per load, average miles per load, average number of loads, or other measures aligned with customer-specific operating environments. In addition, environmental inspections are performed at all customer warehouse operations to evaluate energy improvement opportunities that will reduce energy use, emissions, and costs. Ryder also obtains ISO 14000 certification for customer sites where customers and Ryder believe these systems provide value to their business model.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive selected winners from 120 online submissions based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy, the extent of the steps being taken, and the impact of the results. The full listing of the 2010 Green Supply Chain Awards recipients will be featured in the November/December 2010 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online at www.SDCExec.com.
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Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as the top third party logistics provider, and Security magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this presentation are "forward-looking statements" under the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. New risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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