June 4, 2020
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What is sustainability in the shipping and logistics industries?

What is sustainability in shipping?
Sustainability is the simple principle that everything the human race needs for survival and well being depends on our natural environment in which humans and nature coexist in productive harmony for the present and future generations. Being “green” means we will continue to have clean air, water, materials and resources to protect humanity and sustain life on planet earth.

In the transportation business, historically we have contributed a large share to the generation of greenhouse gases. DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express is committed to being a sustainable company by reducing our carbon footprint and being innovative in ways that make a positive impact on society and our collective future.  

Here are our green measures to date:
  1. We have purchased carbon offsets in sufficient quantity to operate our warehouses in Maui, Guam, Kona and LA on a carbon neutral basis for 2019. See all our Carbon Neutral Certificates
  2. Our corporate headquarters, Maui and Guam facilities are totally solar sufficient, drawing no or minimal additional energy from the electric grids.
  3. We have 2% skylights at various facilities to use more natural lighting.
  4. We meet the California Air Resources Board’s “sparklist” requirements.
  5. We are working to estimate our carbon footprint for all our trucking operations and are taking steps to reduce our carbon emissions. See our GreenWay Miles Testimonial.
  6. We are an active partner with Smartway, a U.S. Government EPA partnership with truckers, to improve our use of fuel and oil efficiency, and reduce our emissions. See our SmartWay Certificate.
  7. In our Los Angeles headquarters, we have installed ten (10) electric vehicle charging stations.
  8. We have installed lower-energy usage models for lighting, converted our Corporate Headquarters and Honolulu terminal lights to LED, and use timers in both terminals to increase the energy effectiveness of our HVAC and lighting systems.
  9. We recycle paper in our Los Angeles corporate headquarters, our San Leandro facility and our Seattle facility. In Los Angeles, we also separate and recycle wood, plastic, metal and cardboard.
  10. We replaced our networking and computer server infrastructure after 2010, dropping energy consumption by 33% - 38%.
  11. Our Hawaii and Guam computer system is designed to allow our employees and customers to be virtually paperless.
  12. In 2020 we were named by Inbound Logistics as a Green Supply Chain Partner. As one of the 75 leading companies being profiled, we are regarded for truly “walking the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability and a partner you can turn to when seeking green supply chain management and logistics.
We are all stewards of our environment, particularly those managing companies that require significant energy to operate. At DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, we are concerned about the type of world we will leave behind for our children and our grandchildren. Through our dedication and ongoing commitment to be as environmentally-conscious in our operations, we hope to have a positive lasting effect on Mother Earth. See all of our green efforts here.

Whatever your shipping needs require, our team of dedicated and highly experiencedtransportation professionals are available to help you. To find out more, please contact us today at 800.488.4888. The “green” supply chain partner you can depend on!

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