ATLANTA, GA, Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS® (NYSE: UPS) with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.
UPS received the Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management “Goal Achievement Award” for reporting publicly, verifying organization-wide greenhouse gas inventories and achieving publicly-set aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. One of UPS’s top enterprise sustainability goals is to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation relative to its shipping volume. Successful execution of its global GHG reduction strategy enabled the company to reach its goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in carbon intensity in 2016 -- three years ahead of schedule. Now UPS has doubled its goal to a 20 percent reduction in its carbon intensity from transportation by the end of 2020.
“We are honored to be named a climate leadership award winner by the EPA and its NGO partners,” said Mitch Nichols, UPS senior vice president, transportation, engineering and labor relations. "This award reaffirms the measurable impact of UPS sustainability initiatives and recognizes our actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity in our operations."
Three non-governmental organizations, the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry, co-sponsor the awards with the EPA.
Last year, UPS was honored with several other sustainability distinctions, including recognition as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for the eighth consecutive year; being named among the “Best Global Green Brands” by Interbrand for the fourth consecutive year, and CR Magazine added UPS to their “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the fifth consecutive year.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.