JELD-WEN Joins EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership Program
June 30, 2010
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — JELD-WEN Windows & Doors announced it has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The program’s goal is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to freight operations. To be a SmartWay partner, JELD-WEN has agreed to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a top priority of its fleet and SmartWay partner carriers.
“We’re excited by this success, and are proud to do our part for the global community,” said JELD-WEN Director of Transportation Doug Wickham.
Changes made to JELD-WEN’s transportation vehicles include speed regulation, reduced idling time, and increased efficiencies in pickup and delivery scheduling, in addition to reduced energy use and improved shipping and operating costs. JELD-WEN demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility by contributing to the Partnership’s goal of reducing carbon dioxide levels by 33 to 66 million metric tons annually and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year, while improving the environmental performance of its freight operations.
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership brings together major freight shippers, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings. There are more than 2,600 partners in the program.