UPS: CSR & Sustainability News

United Parcel Service, Inc., typically referred to by the acronym UPS, is a package delivery company. Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States, UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

Video Interview: USPS Chief Sustainability Officer on “Coopetition”

Watch how the USPS uses "Coopetition' with UPS and FedEx to save money and carbon. The result is clearly monetary savings as well…

The Top 10 CSR and Sustainability Reports of 2012

Information, not platitudes and pictures, reign in the best of the best: the top 10 CSR reports of 2012.

The CSR Christmas List: Who’s Naughty and Who Is Nice?

This month Consumer Reports came out with a “Naughty and Nice” list that focuses on what companies succeeded and failed. We have our…

Why Metrics Matter in Business Sustainability

Can sustainability metrics help steer business on a sustainable source? Much work needs to be done for the planet to remain viable for…

CSR, Philanthropy, Assurance and Other Insights From NY COMMIT! Forum

Here are three interesting insights I’ve taken away from the NY COMMIT! Forum, including thoughts by Robert F. Kennedy on short vs. long…

Ryder Markets Progress on Fuel Efficiency in Latest Sustainability Report

Ryder, the Fortune 500 transportation services giant that generated over $6 billion in revenues last year, recently issued its third sustainability report.

Why I Love the Sustainability Report Assurance Process

A geeky confession from the sustainability report editor at UPS.

UPS Rolls Out Lightweight Composite Trucks In a Move Towards Energy Efficiency

UPS announced the results of a year long experiment to test five composite trucks and gauge whether they could meet the demands of…

Interview: Scott Wicker, Chief Sustainability Officer, UPS

At this week’s Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, I had a chance to talk briefly with UPS’ Chief Sustainability Officer, Scott Wicker. Readers of…

Electric Delivery Trucks Save Big Bucks

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come out with a new study that shows the payback period for a new delivery-type electric truck…

UPS Earns LEED Gold Status for Corporate Offices in Atlanta

Despite UPS headquarters being 20 years old, the company just announced that it has become the first in the package delivery and logistics…

New Air Traffic Control System to Cut Millions of Tons of CO2

A few weeks back we ran a piece about how UPS was using advanced logistics to reduce energy consumption and emissions while cutting…

3 Emerging Trends in Employee Engagement

Two years ago, when the concept had just started to really gain traction, we reported the results of a survey conducted by Brighter Planet on…

Climate Counts Scorecard Shows Improvement, but Not Enough

Climate Counts is a not-for-profit organization aimed at increasing public awareness of, and bringing consumers and companies together in the fight against, global…

Is It Time To Ditch the CSR Department?

What is the latest debate in the CSR space? If you think it’s about the business value of CSR, think again. That debate is…