UPS works with the Postal Service’s last-mile network in order to expand its reach without having to use its own delivery vehicles, reducing its Scope 1 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The collaborative process reduces delivery times, costs and the carbon footprint of both operators, but also saves their customers’ money and provides new products and additional conveniences.
In 2010 the Postal Service and UPS completed a successful pilot programme that allows UPS customers to return retail merchandise using USPS mailboxes and Post Offices. UPS drivers pick up the specially labelled packages at Post Offices and transport them back to the retailer.
Collaborative efforts such as these significantly increase business-to-customer and businessto- business product recycling programmes. This collaboration across supply chains is the start of a sustainable future.