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LEDVANCE Receives U.S. EPA 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award

Company Recognized as a Top Environmental Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency in part for Reduced Freight Emissions

 

December 05, 2019
 
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Wilmington, Mass. – LEDVANCE LLC was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.  In North America, LEDVANCE LLC offers a wide range of SYLVANIA LED luminaires for various applications, intelligent lighting products for Smart Homes and Buildings, one of the largest LED lamps portfolios in the industry, and traditional light sources.  LEDVANCE was awarded this honor for several initiatives designed to improve supply chain efficiency including:
 
·         98 percent of ton-miles being shipped using SmartWay carriers who are actively reducing their transportation-related emissions, 
·         efficient freight strategies such as optimized routing, improved loading and packing, and increased use of intermodal transport (combined usage of rail, truck and/or boat), and
·         increased efficiency and reduced noise at our facilities with after-hour deliveries, enforcement of a No-idling policy, and “Drop and hook” operations whereby carriers drop their delivery trailer and immediately collect a new one, eliminating wait times and idling.
 
“We are honored to receive this distinguished recognition for the third year in a row from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Using tools provided by SmartWay has helped us to create a more focused supply chain strategy and achieve a lower carbon footprint,” said Lawrence Lin, global CEO and Managing Director of the U.S. and Canada region, LEDVANCE.  “LEDVANCE’s sustainability commitment extends beyond on its own environmental footprint and also focuses on providing energy-efficient, long-lasting SYLVANIA LED lighting products.”
LEDVANCE was one of 17 shipper and logistics companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3700 Partners.  The Excellence Awardees were honored at the recent 2019 American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California.
 

“This year, the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is recognizing 13 shippers and four third party logistics providers as recipients of the 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award,” said EPA’s Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Sarah Dunham.  “These awardees are the top two percent of environmental performers among all of our SmartWay Partners. They are redefining best practices for freight transport by reducing fuel costs and improving the public health of the communities they serve.”

 
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive business environment, while enabling partners to make freight decisions that have a positive impact on efficiency and the environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 134 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving 280 million barrels of oil and $37 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 18 million homes.
 
For more information on SmartWay, please visit: www.epa.gov/smartway/  
 
For more information on the SmartWay Excellence Awards, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees    
Media Contact:
Glen Gracia
Corporate Media Relations
Tel: (978) 570-3246
 
ABOUT LEDVANCE LLC
With offices in more than 50 countries and business activities in more than 140 countries, LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading general lighting providers for professional users and end consumers.  In North America, LEDVANCE LLC offers a wide range of SYLVANIA LED luminaires for various applications, intelligent lighting products for Smart Homes and Buildings, one of the largest LED lamps portfolios in the industry, and traditional light sources. In fiscal year 2017, LEDVANCE achieved a turnover of around 1.9 billion Euro. The SYLVANIA brand leadership is a result of over 100 years of lighting experience and paves the way for future success.  Further information can be found at 
www.sylvania.com