Manitoulin Transport will become the first trucking company in Canada to receive ISO certification for its environmental management system.
The Gore Bay-headquartered company will receive certification under ISO 14001:2004, an international standard that assures company management, staff, customers, and other external stakeholders are measuring and improving their environmental impact.
Manitoulin spent two years preparing for the certification.
"We are proud to lead the industry in this critical endeavour," said Jeff Smith, executive vice-president at the Manitoulin Group of Companies, in a news release. "We feel morally compelled to reduce our CO2 emissions and our overall footprint, given the consequences of climate change that we now regularly experience in Canada and around the world."
Manitoulin Transport has a history of environmental stewardship which includes the early adoption of speed limits for all its trucks; the use of super single tires; investing in long-combination vehicles to carry greater loads in a single trip; using recycled water to clean its trucks; retrofitting tractor-trailers with aerodynamic enhancers such as cab extenders, roof fairings and trailer skirts, all of which significantly reduce emissions.