Understanding how distributors, suppliers, carriers, and service providers move hospital materials can help hospitals make smart choices when it comes to choosing suppliers with responsible and efficient transportation practices.
Strategies such as requiring that preferred suppliers participate in programs focused on adopting advanced, fuel-efficient technologies and operational practices for freight or developing campus-wide no-idle policies and practices, including on the loading dock, can save fuel and fuel costs while also reducing hazardous air pollution.
Suppliers who are EPA SmartWay partners can save distribution costs by implementing efficient transportation practices.
Practice Greenhealth offers tools to help our members assess the best way to reduce transportation emissions. Our goal is to provide step-by-step resources that will make it simpler for any hospital with a sustainable transportation goal to design, implement, and measure the success of supplier and distribution vehicle emissions reduction strategies.