Elevate Textiles has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership as part of the company’s continued efforts to promote and further sustainability throughout its supply chain operations and in support of its portfolio brands American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.
“We are very pleased to join the efforts of the Smartway Partnership and actively participate in identifying ways to reduce our carbon emissions in the transportation of our fabric and thread products,” said Jimmy Summers, Chief Sustainability Officer for Elevate. “Across our brands, we are committed to being a market leader and responsible manufacturer, and that includes the transportation of our goods through our private fleet and outsourced resources. The actions of the Smartway Partnership very much align to Elevate’s goal to achieve an annual trajectory of 2.5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.”
The Smartway Transport Partnership is an innovative, market-based collaboration between the EPA and industry designed to reduce carbon emissions in the freight transportation sector. The Partnership includes more than 3,000 members including manufacturers, freight shippers, and freight logistics companies that share a commitment to assessing and improving the environmental and energy efficiency of moving goods across the U.S.