SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

March 03, 2008 17:10 ET

Ryder Honored for Environmental Excellence in Brazil

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been honored with the "Top Ambiental" award by ADBV, the Brazilian Association of Sales and Marketing Directors, for its commitment to developing and implementing environmentally sustainable practices in its logistics operations. The annual ADBV awards ceremony held in Sao Paulo is Brazil's largest and most prestigious for environmental issues.

"We are honored to receive this recognition. Ryder has been adopting environmentally sustainable technologies and processes as enablers to providing efficient, cost-effective logistics solutions for our customers," said Antonio Wrobleski Filho, Managing Director for Ryder in Brazil. "This award reinforces our ongoing commitment to improve the way we conduct our operations toward environmental responsibility."

Award recipients are selected based on several areas of competency including proven commitment to environmental preservation, utilization of clean and innovative technologies, optimization of available and/or renewable resources, recycling and rationing the use of energy and raw materials, and practices that promote sustainability.

Some environmental initiatives of Ryder in Brazil include ISO 14001 certification, a truck fleet that is compliant with the Euro5 norm, and a carbon credit exchange program.

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