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UPS Receives Perfect Score from Carbon Disclosure Project for Second Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) secured a top ranking on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P disclosure leadership index for the fifth consecutive year for its commitment to transparency, its corporate governance regarding climate change and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.

UPS received a perfect score of 100 from the CDP for the second straight year. The CDP, which annually surveys the carbon disclosure practices of companies on Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index in North America, has included UPS on its "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" (CDLI) of the Top 50 S&P 500 companies for the last six years.

“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to address climate change,” said Rhonda Clark, chief sustainability officer at UPS and vice president of environmental affairs. “UPS will continue to seek out new ways to reduce our environmental impact, and help transform transportation and the communities we serve globally.”

One of UPS’s top sustainability goals is to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation relative to its shipping volume. Earlier this year UPS joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2020. And, UPS has already achieved more than half of its goal to have its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet drive 1 billion miles by the end of 2017.

“As the world looks beyond the Paris climate change negotiations and prepares for a low carbon future, reliable information about how companies are responding to the transition will be ever more valuable. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index,” said Paul Dickinson, executive chairman and co-founder of CDP.

UPS has long sought ways to reduce its environmental impact and operate more efficiently. In 2003, it became a charter partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program; in 2009 it became the first small package carrier in the United States to offer carbon offsets to customers; and in 2011 it became a “Clean Fleets” partner with the U.S. Department of Energy.

UPS has been honored with several other sustainability distinctions this year, including:

  • Recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for the ninth consecutive year
  • Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year
  • Chosen by CR Magazine as one of “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for the sixth consecutive year

For more information on UPS’s sustainability initiatives, please visit www.ups.com/sustainability.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

Kristen Petrella 404-828-4182 kpetrella@ups.com

Source: UPS