NFI Named as 2021 Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics
NFI, a leading supply chain solutions provider, was recently recognized by Inbound Logistics’ 2021 list of top 75 green supply chain partners. The annual G75 is a curated list of companies that exceed environmental expectations and go above and beyond to operate sustainably.
“NFI has implemented a variety of clean technologies and equipment to reduce its carbon footprint across its North American operations in order to push both the company and its customers’ sustainable supply chain initiatives forward.”
“Social responsibility is part of NFI’s fabric and core values,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “Our team focuses on resources dedicated to identifying and implementing technologies that help NFI to become a greener 3PL and allow our customers to operate more sustainably.”
NFI has implemented a variety of clean technologies and equipment to reduce its carbon footprint across its North American operations in order to push both the company and its customers’ sustainable supply chain initiatives forward. The company operates battery-electric trucks with Daimler and Volvo, becoming one of the first companies to deploy the Class 8 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias into its Southern California operations in September 2019, and installing on-site charging infrastructure for its electric fleet in 2021. Also this year, NFI announced a partnership with Hyliion’s Hypertruck Innovation Council and expects to begin testing the hybrid Hypertruck ERX in the near future.
Additionally, NFI operates Near Zero compressed natural gas trucks fueled with renewable energy, as well as electric yard horse tractors. The organization is a four-time EPA SmartWay Excellence award winner and continues to be recognized for its efforts in sustainability. NFI is also a member of Alternative Clean Transportation Expo High Volume Fleet Committee.
The company prioritizes sustainability within its 53 million square feet of distribution space throughout North America. A variety of technology is utilized to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, including all new construction built to meet LEED standards, motion-activated lighting and solar power, electric and propane powered forklifts, lithium battery-powered forklifts, California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant materials handling equipment, robotic stretch wrapping, and extensive recycling programs.