February 17, 2015: C.H. Robinson Europe, a steering member of the Green Freight Europe initiative, has been recognised as a green frontrunner in sustainable transport by receiving the First Leaf Award.
The First Leaf Award is exclusively bestowed to companies to have shared CO2 data and information on policies, strategy, and intentions to reduce CO2 emissions stemming from transport operations. The award is part of a four-tier labelling program by Green Freight Europe that recognizes and benchmarks members based on their efforts and measures to further improve on CO2 reduction.
Green Freight Europe is the leading industry driven program to support companies in improving the environmental performances of freight transport in Europe. A steering member of this pan-European carbon reducing program, C.H. Robinson actively makes freight transport more sustainable and works to reduce waste and convert unproductive capacity into productive solutions as part of its business model.
"As part of our business model, we use a combination of modes to improve efficiency, employ sophisticated technologies to reduce empty kilometers, and stimulate our employees to reduce waste," says Pjotr Horowitz, director of transportation in Europe. "It is an honor to have received this award from Green Freight Europe, as we our proud of our efforts, our technology, and our people."
For C.H. Robinson, sustainability is an overall approach to business—a way to add value, improve efficiencies and invest in the long-term success of our customers, carriers, and employees.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the largest logistics companies in the world, providing global freight services, logistics outsource solutions, fresh produce sourcing and information services to customers globally, ranging from large, multinational companies to small, local businesses in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson operates through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.