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PepsiCo spotlights Schneider’s sustainability efforts

July 31, 2023
Schneider earns the food company’s Asset Sustainability Carrier of the Year award for the second straight year.

Schneider National recently was honored for the second consecutive year as the PepsiCo Asset Sustainability Carrier of the Year. 

The PepsiCo award recognizes Schneider’s more than 20 years of service and support to the business alongside the company’s impactful sustainability progress. Notably, Schneider earlier this year became the first third-party carrier to haul zero-emission shipments for PepsiCo globally. Schneider and PepsiCo’s commitment to net-zero emissions by 2040 is guided by PepsiCo Positive, (pep+), an end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability at the center of how the company will create growth and value by operating within planetary boundaries. 

“We strive to be ahead of our customers’ needs and act as a trusted resource on the latest shipping options, so it is incredibly meaningful to be recognized for the quality of our service and the sustainability solutions we have been strategically implementing for our business and customers,” Erin Van Zeeland, Schneider chief commercial officer and group senior vice president and general manager of logistics, said in a news release. “We have a unique opportunity to collaborate with our longstanding customers, such as PepsiCo, and institute innovative solutions that significantly lessen the overall environmental impacts of both our businesses.”

The company said it is “moving goods as effectively as possible” to reduce emissions and operate “one of the most efficient fleets in North America.” Schneider recently opened a zero-emission, large-scale charging depot and plans to add nearly 100 battery-electric trucks to its Southern California intermodal operations by the end of this year.

Additionally, Schneider works with customers to understand, measure, and reduce their Scope 3 emissions and advise on how the carbon footprint associated with transportation fits into their overarching emissions reduction goals. Schneider’s goals include reducing CO2 emissions 60% per mile and reaching net zero status for all company-owned facilities by 2035. 

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