Ryder Recognized as a Top Company in 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings for Third Year in a Row
Ranks Top 4 in the Transportation & Logistics Industry Sector
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the third consecutive year, Newsweek's annual Green Rankings has recognized Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, as one of the top green companies in the U.S. Ryder ranked fourth among the U.S. Transportation and Logistics industry sector in this year's rankings, moving up one spot from fifth place last year. Ryder maintained its overall position of No. 111 out of the 500 largest publicly traded corporations.
"Ryder is uniquely positioned to advance the environmental sustainability of commercial transportation and logistics, because the economic benefits we offer our customers come with environmental benefits as well," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Swienton. "When companies outsource their transportation and logistics functions to us, they have access to the latest vehicle technologies, expert maintenance services, next generation alternative fuels, and industry-leading logistics engineering - all designed to work together to deliver optimal performance, along with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions."
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The Newsweek Green Rankings cuts through the green chatter and compares the actual environmental footprints, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies), and reporting practices of big companies. Newsweek collaborated with leading environmental research providers, Trucost, and Sustainalytics to create the most comprehensive rankings available by assessing each company's environmental footprint, management of that footprint, and transparency. Published annually since 2009, this project has been billed as the first effort by a major media organization to rank companies based on their actual environmental footprint, management of that footprint, and sustainability communications. For more information about the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings, visit www.newsweek.com/green.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYS: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its "Green Partners" listing for five years in a row, and Newsweek has included Ryder for three years in a row in its ranking of the top 500 green U.S. companies. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy's National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award and has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. A member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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