2007 SmartWay Excellence award

Brenda thanks for sending this in…

Subject: Fwd: [r4news] Tennessee business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Date: October 26, 2007 7:40:45 AM CDT

great progress with more fuel efficient trucks

Elaine Boyd 10/25/2007 7:54 AM >>>

Subject: Tennessee business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy,
Reducing Greenhouse Gases

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2007
(Atlanta, GA – Oct. 24, 2007) – Kimberly-Clark, based in Knoxville,
Tenn., was among 34 businesses honored by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) at a ceremony this week during the annual
conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in
Philadelphia. The 2007 SmartWay Excellence award winners were
recognized
for environmental leadership in reducing fuel consumption and lowering
greenhouse-gas emissions from big trucks.

Kimberly-Clark is part of EPA’s SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an
innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight industry to
increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse
gases
and air pollution.

Kimberly-Clark has actively recruited SmartWay carriers and has more
than doubled their use of SmartWay carriers since joining the program.
It has also instituted an idle reduction program at its distribution
centers, as well as promoting idle reduction throughout its
operations.
Kimberly-Clark has also implemented an aggressive educational plan for
its employees about the SmartWay program. Kimberly-Clark is actively
engaged in improving its carriers’ operations, and supports outreach
and
educational efforts that focus on SmartWay and it energy and
environmental goals.

EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to address the environmental and
economic
challenges surrounding growth in the freight industry. Through the
program, EPA is now working with more than 600 businesses to improve
both their bottom line and the environment by offering technical
assistance, tools for evaluating opportunities to lower fuel use and
emissions, and help in locating financing for the purchase of
fuel-saving equipment and technology.

Because of three-year commitments to upgrade their trucks with
auxiliary
power units, energy efficient tires, enhanced trailer aerodynamics,
and
other improvements, SmartWay partners are saving 600 million gallons
of
diesel fuel — a cost benefit of almost $2 billion — and eliminating
nearly seven million metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions that
contribute to global warming.

For more information on the SmartWay Transport Partnership and the
achievements of its awardees: epa.gov/smartway/awards07.htm
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