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ATLANTA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today named Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products a SmartWay℠ Excellence Award winner for 2009, recognizing the company for its outstanding environmental performance. The SmartWay Transport Partnership is an innovative collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing air pollution.
“I commend Georgia-Pacific for its leadership in promoting sustainable transportation practices through the SmartWay Transport Partnership,” said Margo T. Oge, director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA. “These actions demonstrate a commitment to a cleaner environment and more secure energy supply.”
Paul Snider, vice president - transportation for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, said, “We are proud to be recognized as a major contributor to the EPA’s efforts to improve energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact in the transportation sector. These efforts are aligned with Georgia-Pacific’s ongoing commitment to minimize our impact while effectively serving our customers and consumers.”
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership in 2008. Some of the highlights in energy efficiency, fuel savings and environmental impact that Georgia-Pacific has achieved since joining the program include:
SmartWay was introduced by EPA and a select group of fifteen shipping and business leaders in 2004 as an innovative, market-based partnership to reduce fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollutants from the freight sector. Today, more than 2200 businesses and organizations have joined the Partnership, including companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses, each working to improve their environmental performance. For more information about SmartWay visit: www.epa.gov/smartway or call (734) 214-4767.