NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 1, 2018) – Food Logistics has recognized Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, for its sustainability efforts within the food and beverage industry for the second year in a row. The recipients of the Top Green Provider award are chosen annually by Food Logistics’ editorial staff and advisory board.
“It is gratifying to see Crown’s efforts to minimize waste, minimize energy use and maximize facility and product lifespan earn this recognition,” said Brian Duffy, director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety, Crown Equipment. “These efforts form the basis of Crown ecologic™, our core sustainability program that focuses on social, environmental and economic improvements. These improvements can impact not only our own operations but also those of our customers around the world.”
Crown has recorded many achievements in promoting sustainability including the attainment of zero landfill status for five of its North American facilities, the elimination of thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gases through transportation improvements and the reclamation of more than one-half million square meters of brownfield space around the world.
The design of Crown’s lift trucks is also a key initiative in its focus on sustainability. Crown lift trucks are designed to use fewer parts, require less maintenance and produce less waste throughout their lifetime. In addition, many Crown lift trucks are given a second life through the company’s Encore program, in which forklifts are inspected, repaired and fully revitalized with Crown Integrity Parts. These initiatives create both environmental and economic advantages for Crown’s customers and the communities in which they operate.
Crown has also been recognized as a three-time recipient of the Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence gold-level award, which acknowledges organizations that exceed regulatory obligations and commit to long-term strategies to reduce waste, lower emissions and improvement environmental performance. In total, the company has received more than 20 sustainability awards since its first in 1991.
For more information on Crown’s corporate ecologic program focused on smart business and environmental sustainability, including environmental initiatives and achievements, download a copy of its newly-released ecologic Report.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.
The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 15,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.