Thanks, in part, to the company’s continuing effort to green its fleet, UPS received a perfect score of 100 from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the second straight year.
The CDP, which annually surveys the carbon disclosure practices of companies on Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index in North America, has included UPS on its “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index” of the Top 50 S&P 500 companies for the last six years.
“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to address climate change,” says Rhonda Clark, chief sustainability officer at UPS and vice president of environmental affairs. “UPS will continue to seek out new ways to reduce our environmental impact, and help transform transportation and the communities we serve globally.”
One of UPS’ top sustainability goals is to reduce its greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from transportation relative to its shipping volume. The company continues to expand its clean vehicle fleet and has already achieved more than half of its goal to have its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet drive 1 billion miles by the end of 2017.
UPS says it has long sought ways to reduce its environmental impact and operate more efficiently. In 2003, it became a charter partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program; in 2009, it offered carbon offsets to U.S. customers; in 2011, it became a “Clean Fleets” partner with the U.S. Department of Energy, and earlier this year, it joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to a 20% reduction in GHG emissions intensity by 2020.