Saving Fuel: Alternative Fuels Drive UPS to Innovative Solutions
UPS is engaged deeply in a global conversation about the future of fuels and energy, because managing fuels and energy is essential to our sustainable business success. UPS is aggressive in using alternative vehicles under real-world operating conditions. We currently operate one of the largest private alternative fuel fleets in the industry.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the accelerated growth of its alternative vehicle fleet with plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the U.S.
UPS LNG vehicle being fueled
UPS driver, Joseph McGinn, fuels liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle. UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 additional LNG vehicles and build four refueling stations by the end of 2014.
NASCAR gives UPS (NYSE: UPS) the green flag in sustainability as it upgrades its Trackside Services operation for the 2013 racing season. This "best practice" aims to reduce environmental impacts and create a model for other racing teams and sponsors to leverage in their own sustainability efforts by reducing emissions and optimizing power generation with state-of-the-art solar power.
UPS Trackside Services Trailer
The new UPS Trackside Services trailer has been outfitted with high-tech, state-of-the-art solar panels, designed and installed by Suniva® to help supplement sustainable energy needed to run the delivery operation at NASCAR races. The mobile unit features a photovoltaic (PV) powered system with a large array of battery power as well as a generator and access to shore power. (Credit: CIA Stock photography)
UPS Trackside Services Cart
The new sustainable-energy version of the mini UPS Trackside Services Package Car runs on solar power energy derived from its Suniva(R) roof panels. The UPS package Car provides critical behind-the-scenes pick-up and delivery services for race teams, sponsors, racing officials and vendors at every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event throughout the season. Credit: Alexis Gilbert/ Just Marketing International (JMI)
Building on its commitment to increase the use of renewable energy resources in the U.S. and throughout the world, UPS (NYSE: UPS) has invested in two solar power projects at its distribution facilities in Parsippany and Secaucus, New Jersey that showcase the business benefits of owning and operating sustainable energy systems.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. Today's announcement will help implement Governor Jerry Brown's Executive Order to achieve widespread deployment of zero emission vehicles throughout California.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released highlights of another year of strong corporate support for communities around the world in 2012. With more than $97.5 million in cumulative donations, the company also exceeded previous records for the overall volunteer hours documented by employees worldwide and the number of organizations served. Additionally, UPS continues to be one of United Way's largest contributors, donating more than $55 million in 2012 and stands alone in contributing more than $1 billion to the United Way over the past 30 years.
246 Million Miles and Beyond
In 2000, UPS began calculating the miles the green fleet was traveling annually. In 2011, the green fleet hit 246 million miles, with a goal of logging 400 million miles by 2017.
In a video address to a global audience, U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Donahoe, and UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis announced a unique partnership designed to offer better service to customers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and optimize operational efficiencies.
For the fourth consecutive year, UPS (NYSE: UPS) has earned the No. 1 ranking in the consumer shipping category of the Climate Counts Company Scorecard. UPS tied for second overall in this year's global list of 145 companies and is the only transportation and logistics provider to appear in the top tier of the list.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the deployment of 40 new hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs) - 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. Developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Parker Hannifin Corporation, the package cars can achieve up to 35 percent improved fuel economy and up to 30 percent CO2 emissions reduction over traditional diesel-powered vehicles that use automatic transmissions in stop-and-go applications.
Since its founding in 1907, UPS (NYSE: UPS) has established a strong legacy of support to the communities it serves. The company's commitment is especially evident during its annual Global Volunteer Month, which begins October 1. This year, which marks the 10th anniversary of Global Volunteer Month, UPS is encouraging its nearly 400,000 employees to pledge 195,000 volunteer hours during the month with a focus on making their communities more environmentally sustainable. In support of this goal, UPS is awarding $2.2 million in grants to a variety of environmentally-focused organizations.
For the second consecutive year, UPS (NYSE: UPS) has received the highest score in the 2012 Carbon Disclosure Project's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" of S&P companies, receiving a 99 out of 100.
Saving Fuel: UPS Uses Telematics To Go - And Save - Green
Telematics is the integration of telecommunications and informatics. Popular consumer uses of telematics include location-based search results on smart phones and driver information systems in automobiles. At UPS, we have created a proprietary system of telematics that combines a wealth of information about the behavioral and mechanical variables that affect attributes such as fuel efficiency in the delivery process. This enables us to use our delivery vehicles as "rolling laboratories" in which we collect data, test ideas and hone our performance. In 2011, delivery drivers in telematics-equipped vehicles eliminated more than 98.0 million minutes of idling time.
2011 UPS Corporate Sustainability Fact Sheet
The 2011 Sustainability Report recaps our actions and performance, reviewing our goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) that were set nearly five years ago. This year, we are disclosing more information than ever, and for the first time, our report presents a materiality matrix. As a result of both external events and a review of our five-year progress, we recommitted to the principle that UPS is part of an interconnected global community, and understand that our success is dependent on economic stability, global trade and a society that that welcomes opportunity. In return, we must act responsibly - as a business, an employer, and a corporate citizen.
UPS Capital Helps Finance World Centric's Sustainability Mission
World Centric makes it easier for consumers to enjoy their meals while helping to ensure a sustainable and greener environment. This socially conscience enterprise designs, manufactures, and sells compostable food service disposables as alternatives to petroleum-based plastic and foam products.
One Individual and 20 Organizations Receive Inaugural Climate Leadership Awards
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), and The Climate Registry (TCR) named the winners of the inaugural Climate Leadership Awards. The awards recognize corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing carbon pollution. From setting and exceeding aggressive emissions reduction goals to reducing the emissions associated with shipping goods, these organizations are improving efficiency, identifying energy and cost saving opportunities, and reducing pollution.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) has become the first major package delivery and logistics company to earn Gold Status certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) along with an Energy Star certification for its corporate headquarters complex.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) made low-carbon and adopting a green lifestyle the theme of its 2011 "UPS Global Volunteer Month", during which 1,649 UPS employees and their family members participated in 57 volunteer activities and contributed 4,457 volunteer hours to serve the communities in which they live and work.
UPS Helps Anderson Seafoods Keep Deliveries Cool
What do you give the foodie or weekend chef who has everything? If they like seafood, an order of Alaskan Halibut, Copper River King Salmon or West Australian Lobster Tails is sure to make them happy.
Logistics of Sustainability infographic
Sustainability is what we deliver every day at UPS. It's a commitment to our customers and our employees. It's the responsibility we have to the communities we live in, as well as to the planet we live on. At UPS, sustainability is at the center of all we do.
Sustainability is... video
Whether volunteering, recycling or making right hand turns, UPS employees around the world make sustainability part of their every day. Scott Wicker, Chief Sustainability Officer, explains what sustainability means to UPS.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released the latest edition of its annual Sustainability Report, disclosing it had once again managed to reduce the amount of fuel it's using to deliver each package in the United States.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it had installed a rooftop solar array on its Lakewood, N.J., facility, completing a project that will provide a significant portion of the building's peak energy needs. The installation is the first in a series of investments planned by UPS to increase the company's reliance on renewable energy.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced a groundbreaking, multi-year sponsorship alliance aimed at promoting UPS's environmentally responsible logistics solutions to millions of music fans across North America as well as recording artists committed to reducing the environmental impact of their concert tours.
Biofuel Blend Brings Green Future
UPS is looking forward to a greener future, with a switch to a biofuel blend for hundreds of pieces of airport equipment in Louisville, Ky. Beginning in mid-April all the diesel-powered equipment on the ramps at Worldport will switch to a bio-diesel blend.
As one of the world's largest logistics companies, fuel and energy conservation is a strategic imperative for the company. Our efforts extend to the way we operate our business and beyond.
Saving Fuel: The Benefits of No Idling
With more than 100,000 vehicles delivering over 15 million packages and documents worldwide each day, UPS knows first-hand the importance of no-idling measures.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles has driven 200 million miles since 2000. The alternative fuel fleet (AFV) now numbers more than 1,900 and another 62 vehicles have just been ordered.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), bolstering its continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward energy security.
The UPS Foundation (NYSE:UPS) today announced nine grants totaling nearly $2 million dedicated to environmental programs and organizations worldwide.
UPS Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Eighth Year in a Row
For the eighth year in a row, UPS (NYSE:UPS) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America, based on the company's economic, environmental and social practices. UPS ranked in the top 20% of corporations in the Industrial Goods and Services sector in North America and scored above the industry group's average in the three areas.
CO2-Nøytral Varedistribusjon Kommer At Gjelde Internasjonalt
UPS (NYSE: UPS) har utvidet sitt CO2-nøytrale tjenesteprogram "UPS Carbon Neutral" til å gjelde hele 35 land og områder i Europa og Asia, samt Sør- og Nord-Amerikanske kontinentene. Noe som betyr at ytterligere millioner med UPS-kunder nå kan betale et lite gebyr for å beregne hvor mye utslipp forsendelsene forårsaker for deretter å redusere det.
Koldioxidneutrala Frakter Utökas Internationellt
UPS (NYSE: UPS) har utökat sitt klimatneutrala fraktprogram till 35 länder och regioner i Europa, Asien och Syd- och Nordamerika. Det innebär att miljontals fler UPS-kunder nu har möjlighet att betala en mindre avgift för att beräkna och kompensera för koldioxidutsläpp i samband med sina leveranser.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) will expand its carbon neutral shipping program to 35 countries and territories across Europe, Asia and the Americas on July 12. Millions more UPS customers will have the option of paying a small fee to calculate and offset the carbon emissions associated with their shipments.
À compter du 12 juillet prochain, UPS (UPS à la Bourse de New York) offrira une option d’expédition neutre en carbone dans 35 pays et territoires d’Europe, d’Asie et d’Amérique. Ainsi, pour des frais minimes, des millions de clients additionnels auront la possibilité de compenser les émissions de carbone générées par leurs envois.
CO2-Neutral Forsendelse Kommer Til At Gælde Internationalt
UPS (NYSE: UPS) har udvidet sit CO2-neutrale serviceprogram carbon neutral shipping til 35 lande og områder over hele Europa, Asien samt de nord- og sydamerikanske kontinenter. Yderligere millioner af UPS-kunder har nu mulighed for at betale et mindre gebyr for at beregne og udligne CO2-udledningen forbundet med deres forsendelser.
Envíos "Carbon Neutral" Disponibles Internacionalmente
UPS (NYSE:UPS) ha expandido la cobertura de su servicio “UPS carbon neutral” a 35 países en Europa, Asia y las Américas. Ahora, millones más de clientes de UPS tienen la opción de pagar una pequeña cuota para calcular y compensar las emisiones de carbono asociadas a sus envíos.
Transporte Neutro de Carbono é Estendido a milhões de Clientes
a UPS (NYSE:UPS) expandiu seu programa de transporte neutro de carbono a 35 países e territórios na Europa, Ásia e Américas. Antes restrito a clientes dos Estados Unidos, a opção de pagar uma pequena taxa para calcular e compensar as emissões de carbono associadas às suas remessas está à disposição de outros milhões de clientes da UPS.
Five Reasons the CFO Should Care About Sustainability
Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer, addressed business leaders attending the International Corporate Citizenship Conference sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. In his remarks, Kuehn stressed five reasons CFOs and financial leaders should consider sustainability a bottom line priority.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles had expanded with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities.
UPS Vehicle Deployment Manager Donna Tisdale discusses UPS's recent release of 200 hybrid electric vehicles.
UPS Decision Green Technology Forum audio
On Tuesday, March 23, the Decision Green Tech Forum: Greening Your Supply Chain event was held in New York City. The event was designed to showcase how UPS is leveraging technology to bring customer solutions to the market and enhance its sustainability efforts. Dave Barnes, senior vice president and CIO, moderated the program.
UPS unter den Top 10 des Climate Innovation Index
UPS erreichte unter den Hundert Top-Unternehmen weltweit des ersten Climate Innovation Index von Maplecroft, einem Marktforschungs- und Consultingunternehmen mit Sitz in Großbritannien und Arbeitsschwerpunkt Nachhaltigkeitsrisiken, den neunten Platz. UPS steht unter den 100 größten US-Firmen auf Platz 6 und ist das einzige Transportunternehmen in den Top 10.
UPS i Top 10 På Klima Innovations Indeks
UPS (NYSE:UPS) er rangeret som nummer 9 blandt de i top100 globale virksomheder, der er udvalgt til det første Klima Innovations Indeks lavet af den engelske forsknings- og konsulent virksomhed Maplecroft, der rapporterer om bæredygtighedsrelaterede risici.
UPS Among Top 10 on Climate Innovation Index
UPS (NYSE:UPS) has been ranked No. 9 among the Top 100 global companies selected for the first-ever Climate Innovation Index by Maplecroft, a UK-based research and consulting company that reports on sustainability-related risks.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has collected and analyzed fuel economy, maintenance and other vehicle performance data from UPS's first generation hybrid diesel step delivery vans powered by an Eaton Corp. electric hybrid propulsion system.
The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, recently awarded a $250,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy, one of the world's leading conservation organizations, to support forest projects in Brazil, China and Kenya.
UPS Among Top 50 Globally for Carbon Disclosure
UPS (NYSE:UPS) has just been named one of the Top 50 corporations globally for its commitment to transparency and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.
Puckett's Mill Elementary School students (Dacula, Ga.) asked their parents and bus drivers to "cut their engines" in the school drop-off/pick-up line in an effort to protect young lungs, improve air quality and save fuel. Puckett's Mill has seen 100% participation since they began their "No-Idling Campaign," part of a national program sponsored by the Earth Day Network and The Clean Air Campaign. UPS, a company always dedicated to limiting idling in their own vehicles, supported this program through grants totaling $350,000.
Cut Your Engines
With the help of a $350,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, Puckett's Mill Elementary School students kicked-off a "No-Idling Campaign" asking their parents and bus drivers to "cut their engines" in the school drop-off/pick-up line in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions. Here, 5th graders (L to R) Savannan Lengnick, Sarah Boozer,Megan Jones, Claire Coker and Chesney Jensen prepare to carry signs down the bus line 8/19 outside their school to remind the drivers. The "No-Idling Campaign" is part of a national program sponsored by the Earth Day Network and The Clean Air Campaign. (HO PHOTO--MICHAEL PUGH)
Bob Stoffel discusses Sustainability
At UPS, Sustainability is not just a corporate program. It's personal. Responsible business practices require everyone to diligently seek new ways to provide excellent service while also providing a positive impact on the world.
Earth Day Network, The Clean Air Campaign and UPS today announced the launch of a nationwide No-Idling Campaign. The program, designed for schools from grades K-through-12, is aimed at reducing harmful vehicle emissions around children and protecting the environment by eliminating unnecessary vehicle idling at schools across the country.
UPS Picked for U.S. Project to Reduce Diesel Air Emissions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction National Program has selected UPS for an award of $473,939 to reduce particulate matter generated by diesel engines at the company's WorldportSM global all-points air hub.
UPS Expands UK and German Green Fleets
UPS today announced an order of twelve electric vehicles from Modec, the manufacturer of the world's first purpose-built zero-emission van. Six vehicles will be introduced into UPS's UK fleet in February 2009, including the vehicle that was used for testing until now. The remaining six will operate in Germany.
UPS First In Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles
UPS is the first company in the package delivery industry to purchase hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs). UPS added seven HHVs to its “green fleet,” which now totals 2,129 low carbon vehicles, including HHVs, electric, hybrid electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, and propane-powered trucks. The first two HHV will be deployed in Minneapolis during the first quarter of 2009, and the additional five HHVs will be deployed later in 2009 and early 2010.
As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative fuel vehicles, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced its first purchases of a little-known technology - the hydraulic hybrid vehicle - that promises dramatic fuel savings and environmental benefits.
The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced five grants totaling more than $1 million to support a variety of environmental programs and organizations worldwide.
UPS Joins EPA's Climate Leaders Program
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.
30,000 UPS Volunteers to Deliver Community Support
UPS employees across the globe are rolling up their brown sleeves to do a lot more than deliver packages in October. Throughout the month, UPS employees will participate in the company's Global Volunteer Month, giving their time, talents and hands-on support to charitable organizations in their local communities.
UPS Issues New Sustainability Report
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today released its sixth annual Corporate Sustainability Report with progress reports on the company's economic, social and environmental performance. The report is posted at sustainability.ups.com.
UPS Uses Technology and Operational Efficiencies to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Emissions
As the world's largest package delivery company, fuel consumption is a necessary business expense that accounts for an average of 5.6 percent of UPS's operating revenue. From both a business and environmental perspective, UPS is committed to developing and testing innovative solutions and investing in technologies that minimize fuel consumption and reduce our impact on the environment.
ATLANTA, May 13, 2008 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) - the largest commercial order of such trucks by any company - in addition to another 300 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet.
Fuel Management and Conservation at the UPS Airlines
Automobile drivers may be feeling the pinch at the gas pump, but try fueling the world's ninth largest airline. As UPS operates 282 aircraft, the company looks to the sky to continue its sustainability efforts and increase the efficiency of its operations.
Sustainable Transport: UPS Fuel Cell Testing Initiative
UPS is committed to a sustainable future, and the company's alternative fuel vehicles play a large role in that commitment. UPS developed and continues to enhance its fleet using a 'rolling laboratory' philosophy - using its alternative fuel fleet as a way to learn about how new technologies and advancements can be adapted for use in a large delivery fleet.
UPS Experts Offer Tips for Better Gas Mileage
Just a few years ago, who would have imagined paying near or above $3-a-gallon for gasoline in America? Or Web sites dedicated to finding the lowest local cost for gasoline? Or contest prizes offering a tank or two of free gas?
UPS Practices Environmental Innovation At Headquarters And Beyond
UPS's environmental commitment and innovation is evident at its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, which was created in natural surroundings that play a prominent role in the design. Rather than building a tall skyscraper when the company relocated from Greenwich, Connecticut, UPS designed a building that works with its natural surroundings to provide an enjoyable work environment for its employees.