OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) announced today the launch of its new Green Balance Calculator. Developed in partnership with Sustainable Travel International (STI), the calculator is an optional tool customers can use to help offset emissions associated with their shipments via certified carbon offset projects.
"The YRC Worldwide Green Balance Calculator is another example of our commitment to sustainable business practices," said Mike Kelley, Chief Sustainability Officer - YRC Worldwide. "We are dedicated to effectively and aggressively promoting greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction, and conservation across our daily operations to reduce our carbon footprint."
The Green Balance Calculator evaluates eight transportation activities that produce or influence carbon emissions including: fuel, rail miles, air miles, electricity, hotel nights, employee commuting, rental car miles and employee reimbursed miles. YRC Worldwide is the only less-than-truckload transportation provider to partner with customers on improving environmental sustainability through the use of such a tool.
The company's highly efficient network provides "carpooling" for shipments, creating greater load density and reducing unnecessary emissions. Instead of idling trucks overnight, YRC Worldwide provides hotel lodging for drivers, eliminating excessive engine idling and the emissions it generates. The company also places speed restrictions on its engines so that its equipment is optimized for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction.
Use of the Green Balance Calculator at www.yrcw.com/green/green_balance.html is available with a tax-deductible charitable donation to a carbon offset project portfolio through STI. Contributions support clean energy, energy efficiency and forestry projects, while supporting environmental sustainability and helping to offset CO2 emissions. Customers have a variety of carbon offset options to choose from, all of which are certified by internationally recognized standards such as the Gold Standard through STI and its partners.
About Sustainable Travel International
Founded in 2002, Sustainable Travel International is a 501©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development through responsible travel by providing programs that help travelers, businesses and destinations protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage and promote economic development. STI is a recognized third-party carbon management and offset provider, which works with leading corporations across America. For more information, visit www.sustainabletravelinternational.org.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is one of the largest transportation service providers in the world and the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland and Reddaway. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
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