UPS is actively engaged with a number of respected organizations that provide verification and assurance services related to sustainability. Among the most important of these relationships are:
- Deloitte & Touche LLP - We engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP to conduct an examination, in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, to provide a reasonable level of assurance on our Statement of Greenhouse Gas emissions for the year ended December 31, 2011. We also engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP to conduct an examination, in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, to provide a moderate level of assurance on our 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report.
- Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) - provides verification for our carbon calculator and internal processes that support our carbon neutral service; SGS also provides verification of our 2011 GHG inventory in accordance with ISO 14064-3:2006 as meeting the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2006.
- The CarbonNeutral Company - has verified our carbon neutral shipment program and certified it to be CarbonNeutral®.
In addition, we are a member of the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
organization where we participate actively in meetings, and we consult with BSR
on the development of our sustainability program. We actively participate in the
Sustainable Packaging Coalition's (SPC) member meetings and serve on working
committees, such as the one that developed the transportation module for SPC's
COMPASS lifecycle metrics software. Both BSR and SPC have praised our Eco
Responsible Packaging Program for its environmental leadership.