Sears honored for fuel efficiency

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings has been honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The EPA SmartWay partnership is a public/private collaboration between the EPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money.

Sears Holdings was one of 40 companies, representing less than 1% of EPA SmartWay's nearly 3000 Partners, to receive this distinction. In addition, 100% of Sears Holdings more than 20 freight carriers are SmartWay program partners as well.

"We are honored to have received this distinguished environmental award as our company remains focused on supply chain optimization leading to fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and increased supply chain sustainability," said Raj Pankar, SVP and president, supply chain for Sears Holdings. "This commitment by the SmartWay program enables companies, such as Sears Holdings, to continue to strive towards improved standards year-over-year."