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.

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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.
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Why I Love the Sustainability Report Assurance Process

A geeky confession from the sustainability report editor at UPS.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Smart Tips for Eco-friendly, Cost-effective Shipping

Shipping is the lifeblood of the modern economy, vital for businesses to stay active and meet the demands of their clients.  Often, in…
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Sustainable Logistics Can Really Make a Difference

“Delivering Tomorrow: Towards Sustainable Logistics”, a study released in October 2010, suggests that sustainability is key for the future success of the logistics…

Sustainable Logistics Can Really Make a Difference

In the previous post in the series, we talked about measuring a supply chain’s carbon footprint and few ways to reduce it. Today,…
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Reducing Carbon Footprints in the Transportation Portion of the Supply Chain

In many ways, a company is only as green as its supply chain. But how in the world do you control that? Not…
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Bringing It Home: Is It Greener to Ship or Buy At the Store?

When I order an item online and have it delivered to my home, is that greener or less green than going to the…