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UPS Launching First-of-Its-Kind Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle
UPS Launching First-of-Its-Kind Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle

10 months ago - A growing number of forward-thinking companies have set about redesigning urban mobility solutions to meet the needs of modern cities and their citizens — from Lyft committing to providing carbon-neutral ride-sharing nationwide; to the growing popularity of electric bikes and scooters for personal mobility; to Ford’s work on everything from autonomous and connected vehicles to roads, parking and public transit solutions to

The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network For Hurricane Michael And Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million
The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network For Hurricane Michael And Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million

11 months ago - ATLANTA, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation today announced a $1.5 million commitment to support relief and recovery efforts for the earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Michael in Florida. Through a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise, The UPS Foundation, in collaboration with its disaster relief partners, will provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance. Last month, The UPS Foundation also committed more than $1 million to assist with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

UPS/Greenbiz Study Identifies Motivators And Barriers To Electric Fleets
UPS/Greenbiz Study Identifies Motivators And Barriers To Electric Fleets

11 months ago - Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a

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The UPS Foundation to Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants
The UPS Foundation to Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants

11 months ago - ATLANTA – The UPS Foundation, which leads global citizenship and philanthropy programs for

SB Corporate Members Named to Dow Jones Sustainability 2018 Indices
SB Corporate Members Named to Dow Jones Sustainability 2018 Indices

11 months ago - The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 2018 have been released, with many Sustainable Brands Corporate Members retaining their spots as global sustainability leaders. Created in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices benchmark sustainability performance and sustainability investment for companies around the globe. Companies are assessed based on corporate economic, social, and environmental performance.

UPS Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
UPS Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year

11 months ago - ATLANTA, September 18, 2018 – UPS (NYSE: UPS) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the 14th straight year. The recognition comes as UPS continues to work toward its ambitious sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. UPS’s inclusion on these highly-regarded indices reflects its position in the top 10 percent of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes its Disaster Relief Network and Pledges an Initial $1 Million to Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
The UPS Foundation Mobilizes its Disaster Relief Network and Pledges an Initial $1 Million to Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

11 months ago - ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 – UPS(NYSE:UPS) today announced a more than $1 million commitment through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts following the devastating flooding, infrastructure damage and utility outages caused by Hurricane Florence.

UPS Assembles 500 Hygiene Kits For Atlanta Homeless Teens Heading Back To School In Fulton County
UPS Assembles 500 Hygiene Kits For Atlanta Homeless Teens Heading Back To School In Fulton County

1 year ago - US 08/02/18, Atlanta, GA -- Next week students enrolled in Fulton County Schools (FCS) will begin the new school year. Unfortunately for homeless Atlanta teens trying to head back to school, purchasing even the most basic items can pose a challenge.

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UPS To Test New Electric Vehicle
UPS To Test New Electric Vehicle

1 year ago - Atlanta, GA - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. to develop and test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year. UPS continues to work with a range of companies to test and deploy promising alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles that will help it meet its sustainability goals. Electric vehicles, and the charging infrastructure needed to support them, play a critical role in UPS’s vision for its fleet of the future.

Latest UPS Sustainability Report Shares Stories of Innovation and Progress
Latest UPS Sustainability Report Shares Stories of Innovation and Progress

1 year ago - UPS’s 16th annual Sustainability Report highlights the company’s sustainability challenges and accomplishments during 2017, including progress toward its 2020 and 2025 goals in support of the environment, global workforce, and communities around the world. The report also showcases investments in cutting-edge technologies that are advancing UPS’s integrated network to new levels of efficiency and creating tangible sustainability benefits. UPS’s 2017 sustainability highlights include:

SB Corporate Members Among Top Community-Minded Companies in 2018 Civic 50 Honorees
SB Corporate Members Among Top Community-Minded Companies in 2018 Civic 50 Honorees

1 year ago - Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States each year. The Civic 50 initiative was founded in in 2012 by the National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light, and Bloomberg LP to provide a national benchmark for corporate citizenship and guide companies towards effective community engagement.

UPS Adds More Than 700 Vehicles To Its Natural Gas Fleet
UPS Adds More Than 700 Vehicles To Its Natural Gas Fleet

1 year ago - UPS today announced plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This $130 million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017. UPS will have invested more than $1 billion in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations from 2008 through 2018.

Darren Beck Promoted to VP, Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network
Darren Beck Promoted to VP, Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network

1 year ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2018 - Sustainable Brands® recently announced that Darren Beck has been promoted to Vice President of the SB Corporate Member Network. Beck joined the company’s leadership team as Senior Director of Corporate Membership 18 months ago to further develop and enhance the growing SB Corporate Member Network. He brought a wealth of experience in sustainability, CSR and social impact, having spent 15 years with Sprint, including as Director of Environmental Initiatives. Since that time, he and his team have maintained a member retention rate of more than 80 percent and are on track to grow the network nearly 50 percent in 2018.

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UPS To Deploy New, State-Of-The-Art Electric Vehicles In London And Paris
UPS To Deploy New, State-Of-The-Art Electric Vehicles In London And Paris

1 year ago - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that it is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a state-of-the-art pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles (EVs) to be trialed in London and Paris. These zero tailpipe emission, lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range of more than 150 miles (240 kilometers), which is significantly higher than other EVs currently in service. The vehicles will also come equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that help to improve safety and reduce driver fatigue. These features, combined with a highly advanced vehicle display provide the driver with an intelligent and connected vehicle.

Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe
Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

1 year ago - Dr. Milos Milenkovic | MIT A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system.An EU-backed research initiative called Clusters 2.0 is laying the groundwork for such a network by developing ways to link freight hubs via the physical internet.

The US Has a Low-Carbon Vehicle Fuel — But It's Being Thrown Away
The US Has a Low-Carbon Vehicle Fuel — But It's Being Thrown Away

1 year ago - The United States generates millions of tons of food scraps; inedible fats, oils and greases; sewage and manure. Some of this organic waste is used for energy or fertilizer, but most of it — around 50 million tons a year — is sent to landfills, incinerated or otherwise left to decompose.

The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts
The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts

1 year ago - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship efforts of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it is awarding 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety.

Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy
Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

1 year ago - Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space. But something important is going on in the world of commercial vehicles as well. Last year Tesla announced it would produce an electric long-haul big rig. PepsiCo, Walmart and UPS promptly committed to buying a few hundred. More recently, UPS made an important announcement about its plans to roll out 50 new midsize electric delivery trucks in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. The headline is that, for the first time, the electric trucks are expected to cost the company no more than regular diesel vehicles. Up-front price is no longer a barrier. But there’s a second part of the story that’s not being touted enough.

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How Corporate Fleets Can Go Carbon-Negative Now
How Corporate Fleets Can Go Carbon-Negative Now

1 year ago - Many corporate leaders committed to supply chain sustainability are waiting for a full range of electric vehicles to hit the market to achieve zero emissions from their heavy-duty truck fleets. But there’s no need to wait: With a new model natural gas engine now in commercial production, fleets can meet their heaviest-duty needs using carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) in near-zero-emission natural gas trucks.

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