UPS to match carbon neutral payments in June

International logistics player UPS has announced it is to commemorate World Environment Day on 5 June through matching carbon offset payments of all the parcels that are sent via its carbon neutral programme throughout the month of June.

Under the UPS carbon neutral scheme shippers pay a small fee to offset the carbon impact of the delivery. This is invested in CO2 alleviating schemes to offset the emissions of each parcel sent. The fee is £0.10 per parcel on a domestic shipment, £0.20 per parcel within the EU and £0.50 for those sent outside the EU. Pallets sent through UPS Worldwide Express Freight incur a £12.50 charge per pallet.

“There is truly no better way to honour World Environment Day than to facilitate actions that will help the planet,” said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, UPS chief sustainability officer (CSO) and vice president of environmental affairs. “UPS hopes to create more awareness about our carbon neutral shipping option so additional customers will take advantage of it, thus helping to fund large-scale carbon reduction programs and reduce the total carbon impact of shipping on the environment.”