Whirlpool Corporation’s Integrated Supply Chain organization is once again being honored for its leadership in the categories of freight supply-chain energy and environmental performance. The company was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award for a fifth consecutive year. Recognized in the Shippers category, Whirlpool was also named a High Performer for the third consecutive year. This particular accolade acknowledges the company’s position as a leading freight shipper in the manufacturing industry. “This award is further validation of our strategy to ship our products as environmentally efficient as possible – said Jim Keppler, vice president, Integrated Supply Chain and Quality -. We continuously strive to optimize the environmental performance of our supply chain, which has played an important role in reducing our carbon footprint. We’re honored to receive this prestigious award again and look forward to continuing to improve our efficiency across our day-to-day business operations”. The EPA SmartWay program, which first launched in 2004, is dedicated to helping companies advance supply chain sustainability by tracking and improving clean, efficient freight transportation.