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UPS Corporate Climate Change Statement

As a global transportation company, UPS acknowledges that greenhouse gas emissions impact the climate and pose a serious challenge to the environment—and ultimately the global economy. It is the responsibility of all segments of society to improve energy efficiency and to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere.  UPS prides itself on its current, numerous sustainability initiatives, and being a responsible corporate citizen. Our long-term strategy is to optimize the processes that consume non-renewable resources. We also recognize that UPS is a critical component of our customers’ supply chains, and that we have an obligation to help them operate in a more environmentally sustainable way.

We continue to review all aspects of our business, including: systems, procedures, equipment, and operating processes. These efforts are being developed in tandem with our plans for growth and profitability. Our plan includes:

  • Transportation network optimization to minimize the miles driven or flown.
  • Investments in fuel-saving technologies to reduce our dependency on fossil-based fuels.
  • Energy conservation via facility design, operational practices, renewable energy, and retrofitting.

All these measures include both ongoing and new initiatives for the entire enterprise. We utilize technology-enabled, behavior-based, and engineering-based approaches to address our environmental footprint.

Specific ongoing programs yielding both operational and environmental results are:

  • Alternative-fuel and Advanced Technology fleet deployment.
  • Fuel and energy conservation programs.
  • Airline initiatives on the ground and in the air.
  • Shipment consolidation.
  • Employee engagement programs.

We will continue to improve our operating efficiency, which is one of the most significant ways we reduce our energy and fuel use. These actions are just a partial list of our efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and our dependency on fossil fuel. We report our progress annually in our sustainability report (www.sustainability.ups.com). Additional information is on our community website (www.community.ups.com).

In closing, we will be part of the solution to discover more opportunities for improvement with our industry partners and other thought leaders. It will take determination and collaboration with government, commercial, and non-government organizations to create a sustainable transportation infrastructure that will minimize environmental impact. Climate change is a critical issue that affects the future viability and prosperity of our world.

D. Scott Davis
Chairman and CEO

For more information, contact:

404-828-7123

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