UPS aims to cut greenhouse emissions by 12%

UPS has announced it is to make ‘aggressive’ new sustainability goals to clean up its overall greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while turning to more renewable sources of energy.

In a statement released by UPS today, David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO said, ““Because of our size and scale, we know our commitments can shape markets, advance technologies and be a catalyst for infrastructure investments. We rely on the ingenuity of our employees, suppliers and technology partners to help us reach goals that will transform the shipping industry and spur innovation.”

The international logistics and delivery company said that it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions for all ground operations by 12% by 2025.

In addition the company said in a statement, “UPS has a goal that 25 percent of the electricity it consumes will come from renewable energy sources by 2025, a dramatic increase from the 0.2 percent in 2016. In addition, by 2020 UPS plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle, up from 16 percent in 2016. The company also set a new goal that by 2025, 40 percent of all ground fuel will be from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel, an increase from 19.6 percent in 2016.”

Currently, UPS runs more than 8300 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide. These include electric, hybrid, hydraulic hybrid,, CNG, LNG, LPG and lightweight fuel saving vehicles. It also uses renewable diesel and renewable natural gas in its fleet.

The company statement continued, “These initiatives reinforce the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact despite growth in e-commerce deliveries, which are driving up energy used to operate facilities and power its vehicle fleet.”  
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