Recognition & CredentialsSustainability


Honoured and Recognized Review our achievements

Sustainability isn't just about our own efforts--it's about providing customers ways to improve their operating practices by creating efficiencies, reducing resources used, and minimizing overall impact. It's about helping others through community involvement and humanitarian efforts, as well as supporting the well-being of our people. Some of our recent achievements include:

  • 2011 greenhouse gas inventory verified by Société Générale de Surveillance and assured by Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Reported global enterprise CO2e emissions for Scopes 1, 2 and 3
  • Reported on six categories of the new Scope 3 (corporate value chain) standard for greenhouse gas emissions
  • Achieved a 7.8% reduction in our Transportation Index (a measure of carbon intensity for our U.S. Domestic Package segment, UPS Airlines, and U.S. Supply Chain & Freight) for 2011 versus our 2007 baseline
  • Drove more than 240 million miles in alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles
  • Mapped water risk to UPS facilities worldwide using the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Global Water Tool
  • Offered UPS carbon neutral service to 36 countries of origination and any destination
  • Donated a total of US$45.3 million through UPS Foundation charitable contributions in 2011
  • Donated 1.6 million employee volunteer hours with a smaller workforce in 2011


We continue to garner recognition for our sustainability efforts from some of the most respected companies and institutions in the world:

  • FORTUNE magazine--2012 World's Most Admired Companies (#1 in Delivery industry)
  • Ethisphere Institute--World's Most Ethical Companies
  • Corporate Responsibility magazine--100 Best Corporate Citizens (#48)
  • Carbon Disclosure Leadership World Index--Tied for the highest score in United States with one other company
  • Climate Counts--Earned top score among consumer shippers and ranked #2 across all industries
  • Interbrand--Best Global Green Brands (#43)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leadership Award Winner--Supply Chain Leadership
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)--Awarded our corporate headquarters Gold Status certification
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index--Included on the North America Index

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