Jason Mathers is senior manager of supply chain logistics at Environmental Defense Fund, where he leads EDF’s effort to reduce emissions from freight movement – the source of 6% of human-generated global warming pollution. As part of this work, Jason is cataloging current best practices and developing a framework for managing emissions from supply chain logistics.
Jason works with some of the world’s largest companies to reduce supply chain emissions and to foster support for critical climate policies. Under his leadership, EDF partnered with numerous freight shippers to implement strategies that increase carbon efficiency in freight transportation. Jason authored The Green Freight Handbook to share the learnings from these partnerships. Jason has spearheaded several successful efforts organizing leading companies in support of climate action, including on the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Car Standards. He guided EDF’s effort to galvanized public support from leading trucking fleets and freight shippers for heavy truck greenhouse gas emission standards. Jason has a graduate degree in economics from Suffolk University. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Companies need to plan for the long-term for fuel costs. As we move into the next buying cycle for corporate fleet vehicles, companies should be asking themselves, “What fleet do I want in 2014, 2015 and 2016?"
How did that get there? It's a question that I've found myself asking at lot these days. Goods movement, freight, logistics -- call it what you will. Regardless of name, it's the source of a lot of greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) joins with Donlen, a leading fleet management company, and GreenDriver in a commitment towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the commercial fleet sector by 20 percent over the next five years.
Medium-duty trucks, a mainstay for American fleets, produce more than 80 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. Environmental Defense Fund and PHH Arval are now offering fleet managers a framework for reducing emissions from the vehicles.
Novo Nordisk, Poland Springs and Carrier are demonstrating that driving less, selecting more efficient vehicles, and choosing lower-carbon fuel sources are bedrock principles of greenhouse gas management for corporate fleets to utilize.