Dr Pepper Snapple Group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership in a bid to improve the environmental performance of its transport operations in the US.

The partnership, a collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry, aims to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. By signing with SmartWay, DPSG will contribute to the partnership's goal to reduce between 33m and 66m metric tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2012, it said late last week.

Tim Gratto, DPSG's vice president of sustainability, said joining the partnership will sit on top of the firm's five-year environmental sustainability goals announced earlier this year.

"We are very proud to join the SmartWay Transport Partnership," Gratto said. "It's a milestone in our ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing and delivering our products to our customers and consumers. As part of SmartWay, we're taking meaningful steps to address the impacts of our third-party shipping, as well."