Menlo Worldwide Logistics Facility Earns Green Business Certification
Focused on Sustainability, California Facility Exceeds Standards for
Waste Reduction, Conservation Methods and Pollution Prevention
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LIVERMORE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --
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
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(TM). 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
"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
more 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.
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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is
a US$1.7 billion global provider of logistics, transportation
management and supply chain services with operations in five
continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics
provider, San Francisco-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services
range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution
management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and
other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order
fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of
multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 17 million
square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia
Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies,
Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for
the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses
around the world.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc.
(NYSE: CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and
logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web
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