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2011 UPS Corporate Sustainability Fact Sheet


The 2011 Sustainability Report recaps our actions and performance, reviewing our goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) that were set nearly five years ago. This year, we are disclosing more information than ever, and for the first time, our report presents a materiality matrix. As a result of both external events and a review of our five-year progress, we recommitted to the principle that UPS is part of an interconnected global community, and understand that our success is dependent on economic stability, global trade and a society that welcomes opportunity. In return, we must act responsibly - as a business, an employer, and a corporate citizen.

UPS Corporate Sustainability Priorities

  • Embed sustainability in corporate functions
  • Leverage sustainability to grow the business
  • Develop a cross-functional carbon abatement calculator
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive sustainability reporting
  • Align greenhouse gas reporting to new WRI Scope 3 standards
  • Quantify and promote sustainability successes in UPS value chains
  • Engage UPS international teams in sustainability
  • Engage outside stakeholders
  • Quantify outcomes from philanthropic engagements
  • Optimize data collection and reporting processes
  • Engage employees
  • Identify and address gaps in UPS sustainability programs
  • Promote sustainability through enterprise purchasing and responsible supply chains
  • Increase global leadership and policy engagement
  • Continue to advance international sustainability reporting standards

Our 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report was one of only 10 U.S. corporations registered to date this year with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to have achieved A+ status for superior transparency.

The new report summarizing UPS’s 2011 sustainability efforts received the A+ designation after meeting GRI’s reporting standards and then receiving assurance review by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

The report also discloses UPS exceeded four of the seven key sustainability goals it established for 2011, meeting its goals for employee safety, auto accident frequency, aircraft emissions and full-time employee retention.  UPS has also made continued progress on goals involving efficiency of jet fuel use, employee satisfaction and charitable contributions.

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