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Earth Day in the Time of Coronavirus: How 5 Companies Are Sticking to Their Environmental Commitments

by Yusuf George, Liz Kneebone

Published 04-24-20

Submitted by UPS

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UPS is uniquely positioned as the leading company in Transportation – a traditionally high-polluting industry that includes airlines as well as shipping companies. Operating a growing fleet of more than 125,000 vehicles worldwide, UPS nevertheless aims to reduce emissions by 12% across global ground operations by 2025 through the use of renewable energy, as well as alternative and low-carbon fuel.

Despite the current crisis, UPS remains on track to achieve this and other goals, and will continue to build on investments in its electric and natural gas fleet. Simultaneously, UPS has made health and safety a core focus of its sustainability strategy – providing PPE to drivers, implementing an emergency paid leave program for employees, and partnering with 3M and FEMA to ship millions of masks to essential workers in the U.S., among many other initiatives.

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UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves 10.6 million customers daily in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

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