BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation's Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) is honored with a SmartWay® Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes industry leaders in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Each year, the SmartWay® Excellence awards program recognizes just one percent of the top 3,000 supply-chain partners of the EPA. This year, the Whirlpool Corporation ISC is one of only 9 companies to receive this distinction. Whirlpool Corporation was recognized in the large shipper category, which represents companies that move goods more than 500 million miles annually. The selection process for the award considers factors such as environmental leadership through effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, robust SmartWay data validation and reporting, communication and public outreach and implementation of sustainability practices in local communities. "It's an honor to receive this prestigious award from the EPA -- and a tremendous accomplishment to win it in back-to-back years," said Alison Jones, Senior Director of North American Logistics at Whirlpool Corporation. "We're proud of our commitment to the environment, which is driven by our conscious decision to ship our products with environmental efficiency." Launched in 2004, SmartWay® is an EPA program that aims to accelerate advanced fuel efficient technologies and operational practices in transportation, while helping partners save fuel, lower costs and reduce negative environmental impacts.