Crown Recognised for Sustainability and Green Initiatives by SDCE

For its strong commitment to sustainability and green initiatives, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has earned the 2019 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

The 2019 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that have achieved measurable sustainability goals within their operations in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management and other areas of the supply chain.

Since 1991, Crown has been recognized with more than 20 sustainability awards, including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) gold-level award. This honor acknowledges organizations that exceed regulatory obligations and commit to long-term strategies to reduce waste, lower emissions and improve environmental performance.The company’s environmental achievements also include six Crown manufacturing facilities that have attained zero landfill status. And Crown helps customers meet their own sustainability goals by designing and manufacturing products that use fewer components, require less maintenance, operate more efficiently, produce less waste and last longer. Crown’s Encore® line of used and revitalized lift trucks further extends sustainability.

“We integrate our commitment to the environment in everything we do – our daily business processes, corporate culture, global business strategy and products,” said Brian Duffy, Crown’s director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety. “We achieve a level of environmental compliance that is difficult for outsourcing manufacturers to attain as we design energy efficiency into our products and manufacture up to 85 percent of the parts used in our lift trucks.”

He added, “Recognition like the Green Supply Chain Awards could not be possible without our employees’ hard work and daily commitment to our corporate focus on protecting the environment.”

For more information on Crown’s corporate ecologic™ program focused on smart business and environmental sustainability, including environmental initiatives and achievements, download a copy of the ecologic Report.

About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 16,100 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit

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