Rock-it Global signs up to US green scheme


Global Critical Logistics’ Rock-it Global has signed on to the US SmartWay sustainability program.

SmartWay is a collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency andindustry to provide a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of supply chains.

The SmartWay program will support Rock-it by providing a comprehensive system and tools to track, document, and share information about its freight emissions and help Rock-it reduce emissions by speeding up the implementation of fuel-saving technologies.

Chief administrative officer, Sasha Goodman, said: “As a SmartWay partner, we will be joining close to 4,000 other partners that include shippers and other logistics companies, as well as truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers to achieve our common goal.”

Since its launch in 2004 SmartWay partners have reduced and avoided 336 million barrels of oil, USD 44.8 billion in fuel costs, 143 million metric tons of CO2, 2.7 million short tons of NOx and 112,000 short tons of particulate matter (PM).

This new partnership ties in with Rock-it’s mission to be a socially and environmentally responsible pioneer in the live event industry.

This includes environmentally friendly packaging material, fuel efficient modes of shipping and sustainable routing schedules as well as offsetting carbon emissions of the projects executed for clients through initiatives such as tree-planting.