How UPS is progressing to meet its ambitious sustainability goals.
On July 29, UPS released its 13th annual Corporate Sustainability Report, a comprehensive look at the efforts made during 2014 to attain goals set to reduce carbon intensity, increase volunteerism among employees and to provide humanitarian relief to those in need around the world. Here are just a few of the numbers:
"It took 13 years to drive the first 350 million miles. We are now more than halfway to our goal of reaching 1 billion miles by the end of 2017." – Rhonda Clark, UPS Chief Sustainability Officer
154 million. The number of miles driven by UPS's alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet of vehicles in 2014 alone. "It took 13 years to drive the first 350 million miles," says Rhonda Clark, the company's chief sustainability officer. "We are now more than halfway to our goal of reaching 1 billion miles by the end of 2017." Hitting that goal will allow UPS to reduce its annual use of gas and diesel by 12 percent.
7.2 million. The number of volunteer hours logged by UPS employees, retirees and families since 2011. The company goal is 20 million hours by the end of 2020, which translates into nearly a half-billion-dollar economic impact to nonprofit organizations around the world.
263. The number of relief shipments of food, health supplies and emergency goods coordinated by UPS employees and the global logistics network in 2014. This effort provided support to 43 different countries, including the Ebola epidemic in Africa, the refugee crisis in the Middle East and severe weather in the Philippines and the United States.
In the UPS Corporate Sustainability Report, you will also learn more about the sustainability challenges created by two trends facing the logistics industry – global population shift to urban areas and the e-commerce boom – and how UPS is working with customers and others to develop solutions to those challenges.
Create a Solve-atar, UPS donates
At ups.com/sustainability, you can also create your own Sustainability Solve-atar. For every avatar completed, UPS will donate $1 to World Food Programme, up to a maximum of $25,000 total.
To see even more ways UPS is helping to deliver a better world, click here. Read more here about the alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet at UPS.