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UPS Trials New And More Sustainable Urban Delivery System In London
UPS Trials New And More Sustainable Urban Delivery System In London

3 years ago - Innovative ‘depot-to-door’ system reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions

Trending: Brands Look to Bicycles to Decarbonize Urban Logistics
Trending: Brands Look to Bicycles to Decarbonize Urban Logistics

3 years ago - While discussion around the future of urban mobility largely focuses on electric vehicles and public transportation, buzz is growing around the role of bikes in driving down emissions in cities. Congested city streets pose considerable challenges for delivery trucks, a problem that French startup FlexiModal endeavors to solve with its BicyLift bicycle trailer. The emissions-free logistics solution allows the operator to move Euro pallets (120 x 80 cm) by bicycle and by hand in areas where circulation of traditional delivery vehicles is limited. The trailer weighs 55 lbs. and has a carrying capacity of around 400 lbs.

UPS Ramps Up Use of Renewable Natural Gas to Deliver on 2025 Sustainability Goals
UPS Ramps Up Use of Renewable Natural Gas to Deliver on 2025 Sustainability Goals

3 years ago - UPS is ramping up its use of renewable natural gas (RNG), signing a new agreement with Big Ox Energy, a subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital (LLC), to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of RNG per year until 2024 — the largest investment in RNG to date for the company. Compared to convention diesel, RNG yields up to a 90 percent reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions.

UPS Launches eBike Solution In Pittsburgh
UPS Launches eBike Solution In Pittsburgh

3 years ago - UPS Provides Cycling Solutions to Help Address Urban Challenges   UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh. The deployment is part of UPS’s Cycle Solutions and the company’s Rolling Laboratory, which tests alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles.

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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

3 years ago - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it will award more than $2.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations focused on environmental initiatives that align with UPS’s new sustainability goals to increase its reliance on renewable energy sources and reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations.

Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference
Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference

3 years ago - BASF, Danone, SC Johnson, UPS and others share research, tools and insights at SB’17 Copenhagen  

Member Spotlight: Crystal Lassiter from UPS talks eBikes and helping customers more sustainably address the growth of on-demand e-commerce
Member Spotlight: Crystal Lassiter from UPS talks eBikes and helping customers more sustainably address the growth of on-demand e-commerce

3 years ago - We recently sat down with Crystal Lassiter, Senior Director, Global Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at UPS to discuss the challenges she’s excited to tackle in her new role. Read more to discover the innovative solutions UPS is developing to drastically reduce carbon emissions, why community service is so deeply embedded in the company, and which two states Crystal has yet to visit.

UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico
UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico

3 years ago - Today, UNICEF USA and UPS announced an impactful partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to support the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Providing relief to those in need of clean water and other basic supplies, UNICEF USA, in close cooperation with the Governor’s teams and nonprofit partners, will leverage the vast UPS logistics network to deliver supplies from various points around the world, including from the company’s Worldport global air hub in Louisville, Kentucky. One plane will carry more than 60 pallets of water from Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, departing on Tuesday morning.

UPS Mobilizes Worldwide Workforce For 15th Annual Global Volunteer Month
UPS Mobilizes Worldwide Workforce For 15th Annual Global Volunteer Month

3 years ago - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that employees on five continents will participate in the company’s 15th annual Global Volunteer Month. UPS estimates employees will donate 335,000 volunteer hours in October to 240 community service events taking place across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA). The Global Volunteer Month volunteer hours will help UPS reach 2.15 million volunteer hours in 2017.

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The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs
The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs

3 years ago - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines will expand humanitarian aid and support after devastating hurricanes and an earthquake.

The UPS Foundation Extends Relief Network to Florida, Pledges More Than $1 Million In Additional Support
The UPS Foundation Extends Relief Network to Florida, Pledges More Than $1 Million In Additional Support

3 years ago - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced more than a $1 million commitment, through The UPS Foundation, in support of recovery efforts in the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance. This is in addition to the more than $1 million given toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on August 28.

Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain
Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain

3 years ago - From fields to factories, companies are making considerable strides incorporating sustainable strategies across individual stages in their supply chain. But a key part of the supply chain that often gets overlooked is how goods are getting from point A to point B. It might seem obvious to focus on warehouses or office spaces, but because freight acts as the connective tissue between each of these stationary points in the supply chain, ‘greening’ your freight moves may just be the biggest sustainability secret hidden in plain sight.

The UPS Foundation, American Red Cross And CyPhy Works Launch Disaster Relief Drone Pilot Program
The UPS Foundation, American Red Cross And CyPhy Works Launch Disaster Relief Drone Pilot Program

3 years ago - The UPS Foundation, the American Red Cross and drone manufacturer CyPhy Works, Inc., today announced a partnership to launch a drone pilot program, marking the first time the American Red Cross will test using a tethered drone to assess damage after a major natural disaster in the United States.

Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey
Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey

3 years ago - Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas and Louisiana in decades, has left a wake of destruction in its path. More than 30,000 people have been driven into shelters and the storm’s aftermath has left behind some estimated tens of billions of dollars in damage. Though the storm has now been downgraded to tropical storm status, the danger is far from over if forecasts predicting the storm to move towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it will pick up strength before moving back over Texas, prove to be true.

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The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million
The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million

3 years ago - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced more than a $1 million pledge, through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance.

UPS Logistics, Tech Solutions Helped TerraCycle Divert 40M Lbs of Waste from Landfill in 5 Years
UPS Logistics, Tech Solutions Helped TerraCycle Divert 40M Lbs of Waste from Landfill in 5 Years

3 years ago - A partnership between global customs and logistics company UPS and TerraCycle has reached a major milestone — by transforming hard-to-recycle items such as toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, the two organizations have diverted 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.

Over 250 CEOs Pledge to Advance Diversity in the Workplace
Over 250 CEOs Pledge to Advance Diversity in the Workplace

3 years ago - Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, nearly 100 additional CEOs have taken the pledge, committing themselves — and the organizations they lead — to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide
The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

3 years ago - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 21 grants totaling $120,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2017 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of locally-relevant initiatives.

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies

3 years ago - The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Civic 50 companies are putting communities at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models. The Civic 50 winners included several SB Corporate Members this year. The list included:

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UPS Recognized As Top Community-Minded Company On 2017 Civic 50 List
UPS Recognized As Top Community-Minded Company On 2017 Civic 50 List

3 years ago - US 06/21/17 Atlanta, GA Points of Light Honors UPS for Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, Global Volunteerism, Sustainability and Community Safety Initiatives

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