(Columbus, Ohio)— Zipline Logistics, a Columbus-based third-party logistics service provider (3PL), has been named to Food Logistics’ 2017 Top Green Providers list for its impactful role in reducing both carbon emissions and overall transportation spend for its food and beverage customers.

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants. For example, the editorial staff evaluates a company’s participation in such programs as the EPA’s SmartWay and other recognized sustainability programs; facilities that are LEED-certified, and/or feature solar panels, LED lighting and other energy-saving installations and retrofits that produce measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.

Zipline Logistics aids its food and beverage customers with reducing both carbon emissions and overall transportation spend by leveraging data analytics and optimization technologies to identify unique order consolidation, scheduling, and routing solutions.

In 2016, Zipline Logistics implemented a managed transportation solution for a nationwide shipper of snack food products. Consultants reconfigured production schedules, remapped delivery routes, rescheduled pickup and delivery times, altered due dates, and consolidated orders to ultimately cut miles traveled per week by 35,120, equating to over 1.8 million miles and 3,615 tons of CO2 emissions per year. See the case study here.

“Identifying ways to reduce emissions and spend are daily procedures done for all Zipline Logistics customers,” explained Zipline Logistics CEO, Walter Lynch. “Being recognized for our commitment to promoting sustainability within our operations is an exciting win for us.”

“The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.”

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About Zipline Logistics

Zipline Logistics, founded in 2007, is a multimodal transportation provider that specializes exclusively in serving the food, beverage, and consumer product sectors. Managing tens of thousands of shipments annually, Zipline Logistics proudly serves clients ranging from some of the largest retail organizations in the world to the brightest up-and-coming food and beverage brands in North America. The 3PL’s capacity procurement team utilizes a proprietary qualification process to identify and contract the absolute highest quality providers to operate within its network. This selectively procured carrier group is leveraged, along with Zipline Logistics’ proprietary data analytics software, a retail-trained operations staff, and service-first organizational culture, to deliver the absolute best client experience in transportation.

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