Pittsburgh, PA (September 25, 2023) - PITT OHIO, a leader in transportation, warehouse and logistics services, announced today the Company received its second Gold Level Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in as many years. PITT OHIO received its award on Monday, September 18 at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program recognizes businesses and organizations for completing environmentally beneficial activities and serves as an incentive for organizations to commit to ongoing environmental stewardship. To earn the gold award, a business or organization must have a comprehensive environmental stewardship program, go beyond regulatory compliance requirements, and complete environmental stewardship activities that reduce waste and improve environmental performance.
Winners are evaluated using the following environmental stewardship criteria developed by the Ohio EPA:
The goal of environmental stewardship is to reduce the impact of business or organizational activities on the environment beyond measures required by any permit or rule, producing a better environment, conserving natural resources and resulting in long-term economic benefits.
“We are grateful to the OHIO EPA for recognizing PITT OHIO with this stewardship award,” said Justine Russo, Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence at PITT OHIO. “Receiving an award such as this from the EPA is a testament to the innovative manner in which our entire organization approaches sustainability.”
PITT OHIO recognized how miles per gallon directly impacts the company’s carbon emissions and therefore put more emphasis on improving miles per gallon through preventative maintenance, equipment upgrades, and driver training. “All of our drivers’ efforts while on the street are individually monitored daily, so can they see the previous days results of optimizing fuel efficiency (miles per gallon and idling),” said Justine Russo, Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence at PITT OHIO.
Employees regularly participate in training initiatives about recycling and other ways to help the planet. On site in Cleveland, the company uses separate recycle bins for employees to discard used cardboard, paper products and scrap metals.
“Sustainability is a team effort throughout our company,” Russo, continued. “Our goal is to continue to educate our workforce while stressing to all employees that even the little things we currently do now for the environment regardless if we are at work or at home will make a big impact on helping save the planet over time and that is why the company invests in sustainability.”
ABOUT THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.
ABOUT PITT OHIO
PITT OHIO has been providing the best value in transportation and logistics solutions to our customers for over 44 years, reaching over $900 million in revenue last year. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast regions. In addition to their legacy LTL freight solution, PITT OHIO provides supply chain and logistics solutions including expedite, freeze protection, truckload, warehouse and distribution, container transloading, dedicated and more. To make this happen, and to fulfill PITT OHIO’s Purpose, they employ over 3,500 employees who are committed to doing the right thing every day. Explore their website to see how PITT OHIO is dedicated to the safe and sustainable motor transport of products, doing right by their employees and their customers, and making a positive impact on the environment. To contact PITT OHIO, schedule service, or apply for employment, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Marketing, PITT OHIO
412-232-3015, ext. 6313