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SmartWay Excellence Awardees

EPA's SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes exceptional achievement in freight performance among EPA SmartWay Partners.

SmartWay Excellence Awardees lead their industries in improving freight efficiency and contributing to cleaner air within their  supply chains. The Awardees are chosen from over 3,700 companies and organizations participating in SmartWay.

2018 SmartWay Excellence Awardees

The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data, and communications and public outreach. The SmartWay Excellence Award also recognizes top truck, barge, and multimodal carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies.Photo of 2018 SmartWay Shipper & Logistics Excellence Award Recipients at the CSCMP event.The Shipper and Logistics Company SmartWay Award recipient representatives and the EPA SmartWay National Program Director pictured (left to right): HP Inc. (Lewis Otieno); Barcardi USA, Inc. (Colleague and Frederick Stromeyer); Nordstrom, Inc. (Loren VandenBerghe); Whirlpool Corporation (Kara Hegg); EPA SmartWay (Cheryl Bynum); Meijer (Paul Thompson) and Armada (David Domencic and colleague).

SmartWay Shipper and Logistics Company Partners receiving SmartWay Excellence Awards were recognized on Monday, October 1, 2018 during the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Learn more about awardees:

2018 Awardee List

SmartWay Awardee Company Name

Partner Type

Fleet Category

Company/Fleet Size

EPA Region/Country

Armada

Logistics

-

Large

3

Bacardi USA, Inc.

Shipper

-

Small

4

General Motors North America

Shipper

-

Medium

5

HP Inc.

Shipper

-

Large

9

Johnson & Johnson

Shipper

-

Large

2

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Shipper

-

Medium

4

LEDVANCE LLC

Shipper

-

Medium

1

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Shipper

-

Large

4

Medtronic PLC

Shipper

-

Large

5

Meijer

Shipper

-

Medium

5

Microsoft

Shipper

-

Large

10

Nordstrom, Inc.

Shipper

-

Medium

10

Transplace

Logistics

-

Medium

6

Whirlpool Corporation

Shipper

-

Large

5

Excellence Award Criteria

SmartWay Excellence Awardees are selected based on exceptional environmental performance as demonstrated by their annual freight assessment and emissions tracking tool submissions.

The awardee selections are based on environmental performance as demonstrated by partner data submissions with the SmartWay freight assessment and emission tracking tools. Additional leadership criteria are considered for shippers and logistics companies.

EPA recognizes eligible partners in the following categories:

Detailed information on the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2018 Awards Criteria (February 2018, EPA-420-F-18-002)

Summaries of SmartWay Excellence Award Criteria by Partner Category

Shipper Awards

SmartWay shipper semi-finalists are top-performing partners in good standing. EPA identifies a pool of top-performing candidates for consideration based on environmental performance, use of SmartWay Carriers to move their freight, and freight mileage with "large," "medium," and "small" mileage categories. These shipper semi-finalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final shipper awardees will be selected from the pool of semi-finalists based on the supplemental information they provide.

Logistics Awards

SmartWay Logistics semi-finalists are top-performing partners in good standing. EPA identifies a pool of top-performing candidates for consideration based on environmental performance, use of SmartWay Carriers to move their freight, and freight mileage with "large," "medium," and "small" mileage categories. These logistics semi-finalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final logistics awardees are selected from the pool of semi-finalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.

Carrier Awards

SmartWay Carrier awardees are recognized for top supply chain environmental performance. EPA identifies partners in good standing that are leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data within their fleet type and size categories. Large and medium/small carriers will be selected based on their performance within 13 fleet categories.

Also, EPA recognizes multimodal carriers with the SmartWay Excellence Awards. EPA identified a pool of SmartWay Multimodal Carrier semi-finalists that are top-performing partners in good standing as leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data. These multimodal carrier semi-finalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final multimodal carrier awardees are selected from the pool of semi-finalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.