Sustainability | Convoy

Digital freight network recognized for technical innovation in advancing low-carbon solutions in the long-haul freight industry Convoy, the nation’s most efficient digital freight network, has been named  a 2021 BloombergNEF Pioneer, an annual award announced by Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, recognizing 12 game-changing companies advancing the low-carbon economy. “To […]

We are excited to announce that Convoy has partnered with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), as part of our Supplier Diversity Program. These partnerships further Convoy’s ability to help minority-owned and women-owned trucking businesses access exclusive freight, and help our customers reach their supplier diversity […]

Companies implementing sustainability measures need to set goals in order to measure progress. Of course, the desire for success toward sustainability efforts may mean a company will set easily achievable goals in order to demonstrate to stakeholders and shareholders they are indeed moving the needle. But do easily achievable goals motivate an organization to do […]

Through its partnership with Convoy, Ardagh Group saved 34,632 pounds of CO2 in the past year by maximizing efficiency and eliminating empty miles This case study was originally published on FreightWaves.If you like this story, you’ll love our other Shipper Testimonials. For the environmentally minded consumer, dropping an empty soda can or beer bottle into a recycling […]

So many companies today prefer to maintain the status quo in terms of product design and operations. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is often the mentality in boardrooms, where the pursuit of profit is often more important than the purpose of sustainability.  Through many conversations in our Business of Sustainability interview series, I’ve […]

The United States has large-scale sports and entertainment arenas in nearly every major city, yet rarely do we consider the scope 3 emissions associated with the daily operation of such a building. When you consider the transportation of people, equipment, performers or teams, supplies, and more to and from the structure — not to mention […]

In February 2021 Convoy surveyed 474 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. Survey highlights include key trends in trucking and new data insights: 36% of carriers feel […]

It’s one thing to be an organization looking to incorporate sustainability practices into your own operations. But it’s an entirely different story when you are a ubiquitous retail operation with a goal of enrolling pretty much every organization in your supply chain to become more sustainable as well.   I was quite impressed when I learned […]

In October of 2020 we surveyed 122 transportation professionals about the importance of sustainability to their businesses. Our results confirmed the importance of sustainability in the transportation industry – and shed light on some interesting themes. More than 80% of respondents from companies such as The Home Depot, Molson Coors, and Nestlé said that sustainability […]

There’s a funny thing that happens when a company’s mission and purpose is tied to sustainability and social responsibility from ground zero. This commitment to doing the right thing, to being environmentally aware, to helping communities and empowering people often becomes as esteemed as the product you are selling. Consumers want to do business with […]

Businesses of all sizes and across industries are investing in new ways to not only increase their revenue, but also create opportunities to drive positive economic growth in their communities. One key way businesses are accomplishing this is by diversifying their supply chains. Creating a diverse supply chain not only helps improve your brand’s reputation […]

Prior to the onset of COVID, tourism came under fire for the impact it was having on destinations. Many locations like Venice, Machu Picchu, Amsterdam, Iceland, and the Galapagos Islands were working to restrict tourism because of the negative impact the high numbers of visitors were having on the local community. Yet, as with any […]

Most businesses have a pretty clear idea of where their sustainability focus should be. After the initial “quick wins” involving efficiency and streamlining internal processes, organizations then begin to dig deeper to evaluate what’s next for them on their sustainability journey. Quite often, however, an unforeseen event occurs which sheds light on where a business […]

Global supply chains represent an opportunity to take coordinated action against the sustainability risks associated with increasing consumer demand for products and improved lifestyles. This list of supply chain sustainability frontrunners are taking the lead in measuring and improving their impact on the environment and on the communities that work to make their businesses successful. […]

When organizations begin to incorporate sustainability practices, they must recognize it is a journey. Sustainability is not something to be done once and checked off the “to do” list. It is an ever-evolving process which flows throughout an organization and delves deeper into the fabric of a company with each passing year. Sustainable practices are […]