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Environmental & Sustainability Awards


Arizona Clean Cities Coalitions: Clean Air Champion

Ryder was recognized as a Clear Air Champion by the Tucson and Phoenix Clean Cities Coalition for being a major contributor to the development of alternative fuel vehicle technologies in the state of Arizona (2012).

Calvert Social Index

Since 1990, Ryder has been included in the Index for meeting Calvert’s social criteria in the following areas: environment, workplace issues, product safety, community relations, military weapons contracting, international operations and human rights, and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

Carbon Disclosure Project: Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

Ryder was recognized in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, which highlights constituent companies within the S&P 500 who have displayed the most professional approach to corporate governance regarding carbon disclosure practices (2011, 2015).

Computerworld: Top 12 IT-green Users

Computerworld ranked Ryder as one of the top “green” users of IT for being energy efficient and maintaining the environmental ethic in the corporate culture (2008).

Food Logistics: Top Green Providers

Ryder was named to the Food Logistics Top Green Providers list. Ryder’s inclusion on this list reflects the company’s leadership in providing food and beverage companies with green transportation and logistics solutions (2012 – 2017).

GovernanceMetrics International (GMI): Highest Global Rating

or two consecutive years, Ryder was awarded GMI’s highest possible rating, a perfect 10, for corporate governance and corporate behavior. The rating system incorporates hundreds of data points across six broad categories of analysis: board accountability, financial disclosure and internal controls, executive compensation, shareholder rights, ownership base and takeover provisions, plus corporate behavior and environmental, health and safety issues (2006, 2007).

Inbound Logistics: 75 Green Supply Chain Partners

For the 10th consecutive year, Ryder was named one of the top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics (2009 – 2018).

Inbound Logistics: 50 Green Supply Chain Partners

Ryder was named one of 50 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics magazine (2010).

Inbound Logistics: 25 Green Supply Chain Partners

Ryder was named one of 25 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics magazine (2009).

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) Achievement Award

Ryder Canada was recognized by IHSA for operating three consecutive years with a cost rate frequency and injury frequency at 20 percent below the industry average (2013, 2014).

KLD Research & Analytics: Domini 400 Social Index (DSI)

Ryder was included in the DSI for its demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility (2006).

Logistics Quarterly (LQ): Best 3PL Performer in Sustainability

Ryder and Ryder customer, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, were chosen for this prestigious award that recognizes third-party logistics providers who work closely with their customers to demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainable supply chain practices (2012).

National Safety Council: Green Cross for Safety Medal

Ryder was named a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Medal and was the first company in the supply chain and transportation management industry to be so recognized (2001).

Newsweek: Green Rankings

Ryder was recognized for its environmental leadership in the transportation sector and overall. The Newsweek Green Rankings comprehensively assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in America and around the world (2011, 2012).

NGV Achievement Award

Ryder was recognized with the 2011 NGV Achievement Award by the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation and Natural Gas Vehicles for America for the company’s outstanding contributions to the advancement of natural gas as a vehicular fuel (2011).

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) (UK): Bronze Award for Occupational Health & Safety

Ryder was recognized for the safety procedures and quality of services and leadership it has continuously provided the Wedgwood European location (2004).

Supply & Demand Chain Executive: Green Supply Chain Award

Ryder was selected as a recipient of the Green Supply Chain Award for being a provider of supply chain solutions that assists its customers in meeting green or sustainable supply chain goals (2008 – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016).

Truck Renting and Leasing Association: Driver of the Year Award

TRALA selected Ryder Dedicated driver Willie Anderson as the recipient of its 2017 Driver of the Year Award for being a safe and responsible driver whose contributions have enhanced the overall safety of commercial transportation. TRALA selected Ryder Dedicated driver Danny Daniels in 2015, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) driver James Estepp in 2012, and Ryder SCS driver Lloyd Moreau in 2008 (2008, 2012, 2015, 2017).

United States Environmental Protection Agency and South Florida Commuter Services: Best Workplaces for Commuters

Ryder was recognized as an employer whose commuter benefits achieve the National Standard of Excellence (2006).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Ryder was recognized with a SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award for supporting policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and improve freight efficiency. The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge is a national challenge developed by EPA to acknowledge organizations that participate in SmartWay and do an exceptional job supporting the partnership’s freight sustainability goals (2014).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): SmartWay Excellence Award

Ryder was named an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency for demonstrating top environmental performance by effectively hauling freight with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers (2013-2014, 2017).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): SmartWay Excellence Award Partnership

The EPA honored Bacardi USA with its SmartWay Excellence Award as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency in transportation logistics, together with its partner Ryder. The SmartWay Excellence Award, which is reserved for the top-performing SmartWay Partners, is the EPA’s highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in reducing overall carbon footprint through effective supply chain planning, operations, and use of transportation partners (2015-2016).