Submitted by: UPS
Posted: Oct 07, 2008 – 01:30 PM EST
ATLANTA,GA. - October 7, 2008 – As part of its continued commitment to sustainable business practices, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program.
UPS is the first shipping company to join the program.
Climate Leaders is an industry/government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, setting aggressive reduction goals and annually reporting their progress to the EPA.
"Our decision to join the Climate Leaders program is just the latest demonstration of a long commitment by UPS to operating in an environmentally responsible way," said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. "UPS has been investing in more efficient technologies for more than 80 years and already leads the industry in fuel and energy conservation."
Over the past few years, Davis noted, UPS has:
UPS(NYSE:UPS) pursues a wide range of socially responsible and sustainable business practices designed to reduce its impact on the environment and improve communities around the world. UPS is included in the Dow Jones and FTSE4Good Sustainability Indexes, which evaluate corporations based on economic, environmental and social criteria. For more information, visit www.sustainability.ups.com.
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