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If UPS evaluates a company's packaging processes on a location-by-location basis, does that mean a company with multiple distribution centres has to have each one analysed separately?

In most cases, yes. Companies don't receive a blanket qualification; rather, each of a company's shipping locations must qualify individually. So it's possible that only a portion of what a company ships will be in the Eco Responsible Packaging Programme. Generally, UPS will study and qualify each location separately. In rare cases, we may choose to accept a certification from a company that "Location B" (which we didn't study) follows exactly the same packaging procedures as "Location A" (which we did study), and we may accept "Location B" as a programme participant on that basis. However, we always reserve the right to inspect a company's location for compliance with all programme rules.