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Sustainability can truly become harmonious with a business when it is an integral pillar of a company’s DNA versus being an afterthought. When sustainability is literally baked into the brand, then how a company operates, everything it produces, its policies and procedures, interactions with suppliers and vendors, etc. are all viewed through a sustainability lens […]

Sustainability in business — exactly how can it be established, managed, and monitored? For companies starting up circa 2020, sustainability can be a huge component of their founding mission. But for others who have been around for quite some time, how do you begin to incorporate sustainability into operations, policies, procedures, and overall mindset where […]

Often when a shipment is rejected at the receiver it causes lost time, additional fuel costs and wasted products. From a sustainability perspective, this can negate prior cost savings and fuel efficiency. Carriers end up losing out on their next shipments, spending more in fuel for reroutes and the disposition process can hold up their […]

In August 2020 Convoy surveyed over 440 small and mid-sized trucking companies across the United States to collect a snapshot of sustainability in trucking. Survey participants include dispatchers for fleets and owner-operators. All the results are self reported by the participants. This report is data from over 31,787,562 miles driven in July.

Sustainability in business is defined as operating an enterprise which has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. Quite often, the “Sustainability” umbrella encompasses Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which refers to a company’s commitment to be good stewards of the environmental and social landscape in which they operate. CSR […]

Transportation is the largest contributor to climate change in the US according to the EPA, accounting for around 28% of greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1990, transportation has also seen the highest absolute growth in emissions as compared with any other cause, and that trend looks primed to continue: freight transport is expected to double by 2040, with freight emissions easily overtaking those from passenger transportation by 2050.

At some point in every company’s evolution — whether it be at the inception or farther down the line — the sustainability conversation will arise. Incorporating sustainable business practices might be driven by internal proponents; as a result of the need to keep up with the competition; or, quite often, by consumer demand. Recent data […]

When COVID-19 hit the United States, optimizing the supply chain for many industries became increasingly more important — particularly as it relates to food and other necessary consumables. The dairy industry, for instance, was suddenly faced with a huge shift in business as restaurants shut down, schools were closed, and consumers were dining at home. […]

In order for sustainability to become more mainstream, we need to look at much more than a company’s green initiatives. Sustainably responsible organizations must lead the cultivation of a more inclusive, equitable world, which means adding diversity into the sustainability equation. Sustainability teams at corporations therefore have to work toward making strides in bridging gaps, […]

Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of societal, environmental, commercial, and technological challenges — all of which require sophisticated, sustainability-based management. Oftentimes, however, senior management is reluctant to make sustainability core to their company’s business strategy due to the long-standing and incorrect assumption that the costs of sustainability far outweigh the […]

Convoy was recently called upon to help deliver much-needed food service supplies donated by Dart Container Corporation of Mason, Michigan. Dart, one of the world’s largest food and beverage packaging manufacturers, donated two truckloads of foodservice products — approximately 90,000 lbs. of goods — to Matthew 25: Ministries (M25M) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fifty years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established with a mission to protect human health and the environment. It works to ensure Americans have clean air, land, and water; reduce environmental risks; pass federal protection laws; maintain environmental stewardship integral to US policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy transportation, agriculture, […]

Sustainability and the environment are linked in myriad ways to the ultimate success of a retail business. Does the sustainability conversation in retail begin as a result of a CEO’s moral imperative to do the right thing? Or is it actually driven by the growing customer loyalty to retail brands which take steps to address […]