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Strategy Components
UPS’s OPTIMIZED NETWORK AND FLEET

  • Reduce miles driven and flown through the use of technology and an optimized transportation network
  • Increase fuel efficiency and use of alternative fuels and advanced technology
  • Reduce airline emissions by 20% in 2020, from a 2005 baseline

FACILITY EFFCIENCY

  • Increase facility efficiency through improved facility design and energy enhancements
  • Increase the use of renewable energy with solar
  • Capacity sharing with customers

SUPPLY CHAIN ENGAGEMENT

  • Our global eco-efficient network reduces UPS’s OPTIMIZED network and fleethe supply chain emissions of 8.8 million customers daily
  • Long standing engagement with globally recognized institutions, standards and reporting processes
  • Credible products and services to help customers manage, reduce and mitigate their environmental impact
  • Customer/Supplier engagement impact
  • Highly efficient supply chain network shared with our customers for maximum benefit

INTERMODAL SHIFTING

  • UPS has focused for decades on using the most fuel-efficient transport mode, or combination of modes, to meet service requirements. That may mean using a truck instead of a plane, or a train instead of a truck. Strategy Components UPS’s

INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN FACTORS

  • To maximize the benefits of technology, we also engage our employees to show how their behavior impacts the environment.



Achievements

LEADERSHIP

  • First electric cars in 1935
  • Rail network established in 1966
  • Began the re-engine of 727-100 aircraft in 1985
  • Replaced 727-200s starting in 1987
  • Recycled packaging in 1998
  • Hybrid vehicles in service in 1998
  • Sustainability reporting since 2003
  • CO2e reporting – Scopes 1 & 2 since 2009, Scope 3 since 2010
  • Alternative fuel/advanced technology fleet reached 200 million mile milestone in 2010
  • Third-party verified GHG inventory since 2010
  • Highest score on S&P 500 Carbon Leadership Disclosure Index in 2011 and 2012
  • Awarded the 2012 EPA Supply Chain Leadership Award

EXECUTION

  • Global precision delivery
  • Single integrated, optimized network
  • Young, fuel-efficient air fleet
  • Telematics in ground fleet
  • Alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles
  • Ambitious fuel and emission goals
  • Carbon neutral services
  • Comprehensive, accurate reporting

INNOVATION

  • Next-generation wide-body aircraft
  • Bio-fuels in ground and air fleets
  • Advanced technology vehicles
  • Alternative fuel fleet expansion
  • Telematics around the world
  • Expanded customer services portfolio
  • Evolution to Life Cycle Analysis standards
  • Renewable energy for facilities
  • Ready for emerging reporting standards

THIRD-PARTY CREDENTIALS

  • We leverage third-parties to certify, verify and assure our data and processes for greater credibility
  • Corporate Sustainability Report assured by Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Statement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions assured by Deloitte & Touche LLP and verified by SGS
  • Carbon neutral shipping processes and offset purchasing criteria verified by SGS and certified by The CarbonNeutral Company
  • Global Reporting Initiative “checks” our Sustainability Report to ensure reporting compliance