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Eco Responsible Packaging Program
What Is Eco Responsible Packaging?
Eco Responsible Packaging Program
You've seen the Eco Responsible Packaging Program logo on a package shipped with UPS and you are curious about what it means. It signifies that the company who shipped this package cares about conservation and protecting the environment. More specifically, it shows that this company passed a comprehensive UPS evaluation of its packaging processes and that the company has received approval to affix this label to every package that it ships using these practices.


The Program
UPS has established the Eco Responsible Packaging Program for our customers who are committed to sustainable packaging. Companies participating in this program will allow UPS to conduct an evaluation of packaging processes. These companies must meet criteria in three areas--damage prevention, right sizing, and materials content--to participate in our program.


What UPS Evaluates
UPS examines a company's overall shipment packaging processes in determining eligibility for the Eco Responsible Packaging Program. All program participants must meet our rigorous standards to enter and remain in the program. Additionally, this program only takes into account the transportation (secondary) packaging that a company uses. UPS does not evaluate manufacturers' product packaging included within the secondary container; instead, we consider the sustainability of a company's shipment packaging processes for the secondary box and its fill material.


Verified Program
The Eco Responsible Packaging Program has been verified by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), an inspection, testing, and verification company, and our program is praised by BSR and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.


Recognition for UPS's Efforts
UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program
UPS's Eco Responsible Packaging Program has met all evaluation criteria defined by SGS. In addition, BSR and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition are praising the program for its environmental leadership. Select a link below to learn what these organizations are saying about the Eco Responsible Packaging Program.


Do You Have Questions?
To find frequently asked questions about the program, type Eco Responsible Packaging Program into the Search tool at the left. If you don't find the answers you need, contact UPS by selecting the link below.

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