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January 23, 2013

Unisource Worldwide Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

NORCROSS, GA — Unisource Worldwide announced today that its  transportation fleet has met the requirements to be become part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership.

SmartWay Transport is the EPA’s flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain. 

SmartWay Transport is leading the way to greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions from the freight sector, while presenting a model of government and industry cooperation for public and private benefits.

“Over the past few years Unisource has made a significant investment to improve the energy efficiency and reduce emissions throughout our transportation fleet,” said Steve Petrazio, Vice President – Corporate Real Estate and Fleet Management for Unisource Worldwide.  “We are pleased to become a part of the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and look forward to continuing to be an industry leader in implementing strategies and best practices to improve our supply chain operations.”

Unisource has approximately 80 distribution facilities across North America, along with nearly 15 million square feet of warehouse space, and operates a fleet of more than 400 vehicles.   In recent years, the company implemented a proprietary transportation system, called Roadnet, to optimize delivery routing and improve fuel efficiency throughout its fleet.   In addition, Unisource continually invests in its business fleet by replacing outdated tractors with newer equipment that includes the latest technological innovations available.      

Last month, Unisource Logistics Solutions – a division of Unisource Worldwide – earned the SmartWay Transport Partner logo, Logistics category, a mark of excellence for companies demonstrating superior environmental performance for freight operations.  Unisource Logistics Solutions provides transportation services including inbound and outbound carrier services, supply chain analytics, and value-added solutions such as warehousing, fulfillment, and kitting and assembly.

For more information on the SmartWay program, visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
 
About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga. is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and offers a comprehensive suite of customer solutions – including engineered design capabilities, eBusiness technologies, logistics expertise, paper brokerage services, and environmentally-responsible options. The company also markets a full line of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging materials and systems, and facility supplies and equipment. With more than 4,500 Team Members located worldwide throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is the company that provides Customer Solutions in a Global Market.  Unisource can be found online at www.unisourceworldwide.com.