Overland Park, KS: YRC Worldwide's chief sustainability officer, Mike Kelley, is a recipient of one of the inaugural United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Champion Awards.
SmartWay is a voluntary emissions reduction program initiated by the EPA in 2004. YRC Worldwide is a Charter Partner of the program and a past recipient of the SmartWay Excellence Award. The SmartWay Champion Award recognizes individuals and teams whose leadership, expertise, innovation and outreach have led to sustained support of the program. Kelley was one of six individuals recognized by SmartWay along with six teams. The awards were presented at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference in Philadelphia on October 4th, 2011.
"We are proud SmartWay partners and the program is a total team effort at YRC Worldwide. This is a great honor for the YRC Worldwide team members who have invested their time and talent in the SmartWay program," says Kelley. "SmartWay has created a program with a proven track record of emissions reduction that is a shining example of a highly effective government/industry partnership. The EPA's SmartWay team is made up of dedicated and exemplary public servants," adds Kelley.
YRC Worldwide was one of only a core group of charter members in 2004; today, SmartWay has grown to nearly 3,000 members. SmartWay partners have worked to eliminate more than 16 million metric tons of CO2 and have saved 50 million barrels of oil. More information about the emissions reduction efforts at YRC Worldwide can be found at www.yrcw.com/green. Information on the SmartWay program can be found at www.epa.gov/smartway.