The Home Depot Receives U.S. EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award

The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second consecutive year as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The Home Depot demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively hauling all freight with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers.

"We’re honored to once again be recognized by SmartWay and continue to stress the importance and our dedication to serve as leaders in the freight industry with environmentally and energy efficient operations," said Michelle Livingstone, vice president of transportation at The Home Depot.

The Home Depot was one of 11 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3,000 partners. The shipper and logistics Excellence Awardees were honored at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference held in San Antonio, Texas on September 23, 2014.

"On the occasion of our 10 year anniversary, EPA applauds this year’s SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. They have demonstrated true leadership in improving operational efficiency and reducing climate altering carbon pollution. These firms are leading their business community to a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable future for goods movement," said Chris Grundler, director, EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "Their freight efficiency efforts foster a more sustainable economy and strengthen energy security, while generating environmental results."

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