|UPS has provided packaging expertise to our customers since at least the 1960s, when we adopted testing procedures developed by the organization that is now known as the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). Our state-of-the-art Package Design and Test Lab is staffed by degreed packaging engineers, is certified by ISTA, and is approved by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.
Our experts share their knowledge at industry conferences and with a large variety of our customers through package testing and design consultation. UPS transports about three billion packages a year, so we have good reason to devote ourselves to determining best practices in packaging.
Because UPS cares about improving the sustainability of business practices, we have focused our efforts on determining how sustainability and packaging fit together. Our Eco Responsible Packaging Program is verified by SGS and praised by BSR and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.