Sustainability Report also details UPS's reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012.
While the newly released UPS Corporate Sustainability Report focuses primarily on the social, environmental and economic measures for 2012, it also establishes an ambitious new goal. By 2017, UPS expects to reach 1 billion miles driven by its alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles – more than double the previous 400-million-mile goal.
Despite an increase in the number of packages delivered, greenhouse gas emissions decreased.
In 2012, the total number of packages delivered by UPS increased to 4.1 billion, yet the company was able to reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investment in alternative fuel vehicles and retooled routes that shaved more than 12 million miles from ground deliveries.
The report's theme is "More of What Matters," and here are just a few of the highlights:
- A Global Forestry Initiative to plant more than 1 million trees by the end of this year.
- The UPS Foundation, along with UPS logistics experts, supported humanitarian relief efforts in 35 countries.
- Total charitable contributions and United Way donations from UPS, the UPS Foundation and its employees, reached $97.5 million, an increase of $4 million from 2011.
- 1.8 million volunteer hours donated by UPS employees, friends and family, a new record.
- Rapid expansion of UPS's dedicated healthcare infrastructure to more than 6 million square feet on four continents.