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For UPS, reducing greenhouse gases is a full-time job shared by just about everybody in the company. Our greenhouse gas reduction strategy gives our employees vital roles to play in management, finance, IT, engineering, operations, marketing, and more.

As you can see in the infographic on the next page, the strategy has multiple components that are global in scope:

• We optimize the fuel and emission performance of all our vehicles and aircraft, regardless of where they travel, what they carry, or what technologies they employ.

• We flexibly and dynamically use multiple transportation modes, so that we can meet customer commitments using the lowest-carbon alternatives.

• We strive to increase the energy efficiency of our facilities throughout the world.

• We work strategically and cooperatively with customers and suppliers to improve carbon efficiency for them and their supply chains.

• We integrate the passion, precision, and performance of our people into our network so that they own its success and look for ways to make it even better.

Everyone at UPS is part of reducing our emissions, so that we can reduce them even more for our customers.


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This approach enables us to record thousands of small carbon-reduction victories every day, which steadily accumulate into major successes for the year. When we added up our results for 2012, these are some of the major successes we achieved with our greenhouse gas reduction strategy:

• Improvement on all KPIs related to emissions and energy (compared to 2011; see Key Performance Indicators).

• Transportation carbon intensity reduced beyond our 2016 target (see Priorities and Goals).

• Substantial carbon avoidance in all business segments & across transportation modes including package delivery, freight, and UPS Airlines (see Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy).

• Absolute reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions for UPS overall (compared to 2011; see Priorities and Goals)

• Approval of substantial new investments for liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and stations (see Environment).

• Measurement and offset of all carbon emissions associated with our extensive operations and hospitality as Official Logistics and Express Delivery Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (see Marketplace).