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NEW YORK, July 14, 2020/3BL Media/ -- Plastic bag bans swept through cities, while coffee shops incentivized customers to use reusable cups. In recent years, avoiding plastic waste had become a “new normal” for many Americans. Then came the novel coronavirus, and with it a resurgence in single-use systems.
For Plastic-Free July, we’ll take a closer look at a circular model that ensures health and hygiene while providing an alternative to single-use.
On June 30, 2020 UPS released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, “Accelerating Sustainable Solutions.” The digital Report is fully interactive and details efforts during 2019 to advance the company’s 2020 and 2025 sustainability goals in alignment with its enterprise strategy.
Most notable is surpassing four goals one year ahead of schedule, including:
In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.
More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).
In today’s marketplace, consumers look for more than just quality and price when making a purchasing decision — sustainability and sourcing are more important than ever.
This applies to purchases as large as a home to as small as a cup of coffee. Kika Buhrmann, Vice President of Business to Business at Nespresso, has helped make sustainability a core part of Nespresso’s brand.
As I close in on my first year at UPS, I’m reflecting on what drew me to join this organization. First, there’s the company’s reputation for integrity—when UPS commits to doing something, we deliver. Whether driving millions of miles in our alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, planting 15 million trees, or creating more sustainable ways to deliver packages, our commitments make a difference and set an example for others in our industry.
Sustainability is more than just a checkbox for businesses these days — it’s a requirement for success.
Making a social and environmental impact through your business has become table stakes, as consumers expect brands to take a stand on a growing number of topics material to their business and its long-term success.
It's no secret that the shipping business has a large carbon footprint. As companies & consumers look to reduce their own impacts on climate, companies like UPS are helping to make it easier. UPS has offered their customers a boost recently by matching carbon offsets on behalf of customers for the month of June. This is to mark World Environment Day which is June 5. We'll talk about how and why this offering is in place as well as where UPS is going in the future on their climate journey.
June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.
June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced today a commitment of US$3 million in new funding and in-kind logistics support spanning two years, provided by UPS and The UPS Foundation to Gavi.