SmartWay Partner Accreditation
Empty Mile Reduction
Strategic Partnerships with Socially Conscious Companies
In recent years a rising number of multinational corporations have pledged to work only with suppliers that adhere to social and environmental standards. The aim is to create a cascade of sustainable practices that flows smoothly throughout the supply chain. This translates into the types of partnerships we choose. Aligned with our mission to reduce waste, Redwood has also created strategic partnerships with companies that pursue excellence in sustainability supply chain. Through our newly designed Redwood Sustainability Curve, we work with companies to reduce their carbon footprint by increasing the efficiency of their respective supply chains.
LTL Consolidation & Distribution Design
We also consolidate LTL into full TL and work with customers’ overall network design to further reduce the carbon footprint produced in moving the freight. Here is an example of the work we performed for a large beverage company, that was frequently manufacturing and shipping their product from far flung sites. With Redwood’s help, the customer made the decision to open a manufacturing center in a new geography to serve a much shorter distance to market set of customers. Doing this is projected to reduce their CO2 footprint by 1.6M tons.
Redwood’s investment in RedwoodConnect is built almost exclusively on Serverless Infrastructure with Open Source model in mind. Rather than spinning up more computers, we use the excess dormant capacity inside AWS data centers, enabling control over capacity and by extension, energy consumption. Additionally, in 2020 we decommissioned physical servers as part of the datacenter consolidation project.
Any time we are using Intermodal there is a clear and quantifiable impact on reducing CO2 emissions. In 2020, we converted 2,855 truckload shipments to intermodal shipments, moving 115,000,000 pounds of goods across the US and reduced carbon emissions by an estimated 16M pounds.