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Nature Fresh Farms commits to reducing freight emissions


January 18, 2021
By Greenhouse Canada

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Leigh Ann Breault. Photo courtesy of Nature Fresh Farms.

Nature Fresh Farms has pledged to reduce its freight transport-related emissions.

Last year, the greenhouse producer joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an internationally recognized program that encourages its members to be more aware of their carbon footprint by helping them track fuel consumption and improve their overall performance. To date, over 3,600 North American companies have signed on to the SmartWay partnership.

“It has always been important for Nature Fresh Farms to recognize and understand our carbon footprint in every area of our operations,” said Leigh Ann Breault, director of logistics. Nature Fresh Farms. “Making the necessary improvements to our freight supply chain, using the recommendations provided from SmartWay, will only help reinforce our position as an industry leader in sustainability.”

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Through their membership, Nature Fresh Farms can use the program to measure the environmental impact of their freight supply and use recommendations from SmartWay to improve and modify their transportation and operation strategies. With Nature Fresh Farms’ commitment to reducing emissions, their goal is to have at least 80 per cent of their carrier base SmartWay certified by 2023.

SmartWay is administered in Canada by NRCan and is free to those interested in becoming members, aiming to help both shippers and carriers move goods efficiently, by maximizing load capacity, and keeping fuel costs and environmental impact at a minimum.

Nature Fresh Farms is one of the largest independent, vertically integrated greenhouse vegetable farms in North America, a year-round grower with farms in Leamington, Ont., Delta, Ohio, and Mexico, and distribution Centres in Leamington, Delta, and Laredo, Texas,


Source: Nature Fresh Farms