SAN FRANCISCO and LIVERMORE, Calif. — Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that its Livermore, Calif., facility recently earned the Green Business Certification from the California Green Business Program.
Certification requires a facility to meet program-defined performance levels in the areas of waste reduction, energy conservation, water conservation and pollution prevention. Operations must also be in compliance with local and state regulations regarding air quality, hazardous material management, clean water systems and sewer discharge. Facilities are assessed by program auditors who complete several site visits as well as interviews with facility management.
"Our program seeks to educate and assist local organizations in reducing their carbon footprint and increasing sustainability. We work with companies to determine best practices for decreasing environmental impact and to adopt plans for continuous improvement," said Pamela Evans, coordinator at the California Green Business Program. "Menlo's commitment to sustainability is highly commendable and their Livermore facility is a true achievement in efficiency and environmental awareness."
Sustainability is a primary focus of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, evidenced not only by this certification, but also by the company's carbon management program, CarbonNet™. The program combines developed software with expertise in Lean tools and continuous improvement processes to accurately benchmark and measure the carbon footprint of its operations and subsequently capture reduction opportunities.
"Green business practices and Lean principles are a natural couple and together provide the greatest efficiency results," said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "We are proud of the Livermore facility for taking additional steps toward sustainability and conservation. This certification is well-deserved and we look forward to other facilities pursuing similar achievements."
The Livermore facility supports customer supply chain operations with a variety of logistics services including warehousing, inventory control and management, order picking and shipping and transportation management. Operating under the Lean principles of continuous improvement and reduction of waste, the facility comprises 190,000 square feet of warehouse space and employs 150 people.