“It is rewarding to see UPS being acknowledged by two well-respected entities for its leadership efforts in social responsibility,” said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, chief sustainability officer (CSO) and vice president of environmental affairs, UPS. “This prominent distinction demonstrates that UPS’s initiatives to mitigate its carbon footprint, develop sustainable customer solutions and give back to communities are making a measurable impact.”
The list ranks the largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. on corporate citizenship and takes into account 29 Issues across five stakeholder dimensions including: how a company invests in its workers, treats its customers, supports its communities, reduces its environmental impact, and delivers value to its shareholders.
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UPS remains committed to its sustainability goals and to supporting communities. In October, UPS announced the purchase of more than 6,000 new vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. This investment in CNG supports UPS’s fleet sustainability efforts, will help reduce UPS’s carbon footprint and is expected to have a positive influence on national CNG market growth. The CNG fleet expansion is significant as CNG is used as a bridging fuel to renewable natural gas (RNG), thus providing additional capacity for expanding UPS’s use of RNG.
Earlier this year, UPS agreed to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of RNG over the next seven years, making the company the largest consumer of RNG in the transportation industry. Over the past decade, UPS has invested more than $1 billion in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations to help meet its target of reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 12% across its global ground operations by 2025. Additionally, UPS employees are working toward the goal of providing 20 million volunteer hours by the end of 2020, which further amplifies The UPS Foundation’s efforts to enhance the safety and resiliency of communities throughout the world.