Canon U.S.A. Receives U.S. EPA 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced the company has been honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for serving as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Canon's proactive measures to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including strategies such as modal shifting, load efficiency and encouraging carriers to join the SmartWay Transport Partnership, have earned the company this distinction.
"We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to minimize our environmental footprint," said Kazuhiko Sasahara, general manager, Logistics Division, Canon U.S.A. Inc. "Canon's high regard for resource conservation is reflected throughout each stage of the product life cycle, including shipping. This respect for our planet drives us to help preserve our resources for generations to come and we look forward to continuing this great tradition."
Canon U.S.A. Inc. was one of nine companies representing the best environmental performers among SmartWay's nearly 250 shipper partners, to receive this distinction. The shipper and logistics Excellence Awardees were honored at U.S. EPA's Technology Showcase held on Oct. 13 at the National Vehicle and Fuels Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"EPA is pleased to honor these SmartWay Partners with a 2015 Excellence Award," said Chris Grundler, director, EPA Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "Through their environmental leadership in greener goods movement, each of these companies is demonstrating its commitment to our shared goal of a healthier, more sustainable future for the communities and families we serve."