The Eco Performance Award (EPA), Europe's leading prize for sustainability in commercial road freight transport, opens its competition for 2020 – Transporeon joins as premium partner. Among the jury member is Peter Förster, one of Transporeon’s founders.
- EPA 2020 is granted to companies in the transport and logistics industry who prove that economic, ecologic and social sustainability are mutually beneficial.
- High-level jury members honour innovative companies that have distinguished themselves in the market and have shown prove points in already implemented projects.
- The deadline for applications is November 30, 2020.
The Eco Performance Award 2020 is presented to three different types of companies in three different categories: large enterprises, small and medium-sized firms, and start-ups. In this 13th edition, the award places a particular focus on the digital support within the already implemented projects – proof of concept is mandatory. A special price for innovation goes to the “transformer of the year”.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle, president of EPA’s jury and Executive Director ISCM-HSG at the Institute for Supply Chain Management, University St. Gallen, said: “Even in times of the corona-crisis, we should not forget that an ecologically sustainable development remains our top priority. I am therefore very glad that the Eco Performance Award 2020 is opening the competition as planned. We welcome our new premium partner Transporeon joining our common efforts for sustainability!”
Transporeon CEO Stephan Sieber outlined: “Transporeon is delighted to become a premium partner of EPA 2020, a renown prize in the field of sustainable transport. Especially, because we both believe in the idea of combining business, environment and society. We connect shippers and carriers to reduce the number of empty runs. This allows them to decrease their freight costs by up to 19%, enables more efficient transportation and thus ultimately reduces their CO2 footprint!”
Transporeon boosts logistics performance and profitability with every freight load. Founded in Germany in 2000, Transporeon connects a worldwide network of more than 1,200 industrial shippers and retailers with over 100,000 logistics service providers in 100+ countries in real time. Its security-certified platforms offer digital solutions for freight benchmarking and sourcing, freight assignment and shipment execution, time slot management, shipment tracking, and end-to-end supply chain visibility. By leveraging the latest capabilities, including artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, Transporeon solutions cut CO2 emissions, empty runs and truck waiting times while digitising manual processes. Transporeon is located across Europe, Russia, Asia and the US.
For more information, visit www.transporeon.com.
About the Eco Performance Award – EPA 2020
Europe's leading award for sustainability in the transport and logistics industry recognises businesses that are able to unite ecological, economic and social considerations. Now in its thirteenth year, the award is granted by a jury of industry professionals and specialists within science and economics. The Eco Performance Award is funded by DKV Euro Service and presented in partnership with Transporeon and the Institute for Supply Chain Management at the University of St. Gallen. The university’s Institute for Supply Chain Management led by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle is offering it scientific expertise for the examination and evaluation of the submitted projects.
For more information, go to www.ecoperformanceaward.com