Whirlpool Sweeps to 5th Consecutive EPA SmartWay Award

While the task of moving major quantities of products and parts worldwide can be overwhelming, the logistics teams at Whirlpool Corporation are clearly handling the task in an extremely talented way when it comes to the environment, being recognized for the fifth consecutive year with an EPA SmartWay Excellence Award, and their third consecutive recognition in that realm as a High Performer.

Whirlpool Corporation’s Integrated Supply Chain organization is once again being honored for its leadership in the categories of freight supply-chain energy and environmental performance.

Recognized in the Shippers category, the Benton Harbor-based appliance manufacturer was also named a High Performer for the third consecutive year. This particular accolade acknowledges the company’s position as a leading freight shipper in the manufacturing industry. Overall, the SmartWay Excellence award is given to a select group out of the EPA’s more than 3,700 freight supply-chain partners.

Jim Keppler is Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain & Quality at Whirlpool. He says, “This award is further validation of our strategy to ship our products as environmentally efficient as possible,” and adds, “We continuously strive to optimize the environmental performance of our supply chain, which has played an important role in reducing our carbon footprint. We’re honored to receive this prestigious award again and look forward to continuing to improve our efficiency across our day-to-day business operations.”

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Whirlpool Corporation was formally recognized for its performance this morning during The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) in San Diego. Other honorees at the ceremony represented a broad range of businesses including retail trade, manufacturers, and food producers.

Sarah Dunham is EPA’s Director of the Office of Transportation & Air Quality. She says, “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,” noting, “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.”

The EPA SmartWay program, which first launched in 2004, is dedicated to helping companies advance supply chain sustainability by tracking and improving clean, efficient freight transportation. Currently, 97-percent of Whirlpool Corporation’s annual shipments in North America are moved by SmartWay carriers.

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