UPS accelerates progress towards sustainability goals29/07/2015
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UPS® has published its 13th annual Sustainability Report. This latest report highlights UPS’s continued investment in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and a commitment to log 20m hours of volunteer time by the end of 2020.
UPS's 2014 sustainability achievements include:
- For the third year in a row, UPS reduced per-package carbon emissions while delivering more goods for customers. The company has reduced carbon intensity 14.1% compared to a 2007 baseline, advancing towards a goal to reduce carbon intensity 20% by the end of 2020.
- Accelerated the journey to drive 1bn miles in its “Rolling Laboratory,” a fleet of more than 5,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, by the end of 2017. UPS logged 154m miles in this specialized fleet, surpassing the 500m-mile mark.
- Announced a commitment to contribute 20m volunteer hours by the end of 2020. UPS employees and retirees, friends and families logged 7.2m volunteer hours from 2011 through 2014.
- Expanded UPS Access Point™ to 14,000 locations in Europe and North America, giving consumers more control over when and where they receive deliveries and reducing unnecessary miles and emissions.
- Coordinated 263 humanitarian relief shipments across 43 countries and provided funding and logistics support to areas affected by the Ebola epidemic, the Syrian refugee crisis and severe weather in the Philippines and US.
- Continued a commitment to transparency and adhering to the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 “Comprehensive” framework, the most rigorous and transparent reporting option.
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