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The Nature Conservancy on Forest Conservation Around the World
The Nature Conservancy on Forest Conservation Around the World

4 years ago - by Bill ToomeyAs the director of the forest health program at The Nature Conservancy, I have the privilege of leading work I love and work that makes a difference in the world. As an ecologist I have an understanding of the importance of nature and its many benefits to people and communities.For 30 years The Nature Conservancy and UPS have worked together to advance forest conservation projects. To date, The UPS Foundation – the company’s philanthropic arm – has provided over $4 million for Conservancy projects.

The UPS Foundation Honored by Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship for Global Philanthropic Efforts
The UPS Foundation Honored by Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship for Global Philanthropic Efforts

4 years ago -  UPS Relief Link Aid Distribution Video Wins Film Festival AwardAtlanta, April 20, 2015 -- A mini-documentary highlighting how its Relief Link program has fostered more efficient aid distribution at two African refugee camps earned The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), a win in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's (BCCCC) "Corporate Citizenship Film Festival." The annual festival, held as part of the International Corporate Citizenship Conference April 19-21 in Austin, Texas, showcases the good works of companies in areas such as healthcare access, volun

The Conservation Fund: Conservation and Community
The Conservation Fund: Conservation and Community

4 years ago - By Jena Thompson-MeredithFor more than 30 years, The Conservation Fund has worked at the intersection of conservation and community. We believe that environmental protection and economic vitality must go hand in hand, and this longstanding principle guides our team every day.With a presence in every state across the U.S., we have protected 7.5 million acres valued at more than $5 billion, including more than two million acres of forests valued at just short of $2 billion.And, in many ways, our work is just beginning.

UPS Building Additional 15 CNG Fueling Stations and Increasing CNG Fleet
UPS Building Additional 15 CNG Fueling Stations and Increasing CNG Fleet

4 years ago - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. Twelve of the CNG stations will be in new natural gas vehicle deployment areas, and three will replace existing CNG stations with more robust, higher capacity equipment.

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GISR Launches Platform to Help Cure Sustainability ‘Survey Fatigue’
GISR Launches Platform to Help Cure Sustainability ‘Survey Fatigue’

4 years ago - The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) has announced the launch of its Center for Ratings Excellence (CORE) Program — designed to accelerate the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the global financial markets.In 2014, sustainability-oriented assets under management eclipsed $20 trillion, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. These investments are shaped by a growing market for sustainability research and ratings from more than 100 organizations covering more than 50,000 companies on approximately 10,000 performance metrics.

The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts
The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts

4 years ago - ATLANTA, March 26, 2015 -- The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced the launch of the UPS Relief Link program to help improve the lives of displaced refugees around the world through optimized distribution and tracking of critical supplies in crisis-affected areas.

UPS Building Additional 15 CNG Fueling Stations and Increasing CNG Fleet
UPS Building Additional 15 CNG Fueling Stations and Increasing CNG Fleet

4 years ago -   ATLANTA, April 1, 2015 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. Twelve of the CNG stations will be in new natural gas vehicle deployment areas, and three will replace existing CNG stations with more robust, higher capacity equipment. 

The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts
The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts

4 years ago - Atlanta, March 26, 2015Program with UNHCR enables faster and more accurate distribution of supplies to refugee campsThe UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced the launch of the UPS Relief Link program to help improve the lives of displaced refugees around the world through optimized distribution and tracking of critical supplies in crisis-affected areas.

UPS and the NCAA Team up in the Fight Against Cancer
UPS and the NCAA Team up in the Fight Against Cancer

4 years ago - UPS helps the NCAA solve the challenge of delivering the Final Four to the fans -- everything from the floor to the seats to the game balls. As teams battle it out in the NCAA Final Four tournament, coaches and fans fight cancer with a different court. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), together with UPS, created a replica of the NCAA men's and women's Final Four basketball courts. Each coach participating in the NCAA tournament has signed one of the 132 panels that make up the courts. Fans can bid on the panels in an online charity auction benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and Coaches vs. Cancer. NCAA coaches, fans, and UPS, are committed to more than basketball.

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#BusinessCase: SABMiller, UPS Among Companies Scoring Triple Advantages from Socially Responsible Supply Chains
#BusinessCase: SABMiller, UPS Among Companies Scoring Triple Advantages from Socially Responsible Supply Chains

4 years ago - A new report from the World Economic Forum identifies 31 proven practices to help companies achieve a triple advantage of increased revenue, a reduction in supply chain cost and added brand value. The practices also help companies shrink their carbon footprint and contribute to local development, including the health, welfare and working conditions of the communities in which they operate.

Railsponsible Initiative Out to Rope Railroads into CSR Commitments
Railsponsible Initiative Out to Rope Railroads into CSR Commitments

4 years ago - Last week, EcoVadis, operator of a collaborative, sustainable global supply chain platform, announced the launch of Railsponsible, an initiative to drive sustainability throughout the railway supply chain. Six companies in the railway industry - Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen ("NedTrain") and SNCF - participated as founding members of Railsponsible for the launch on March 4th in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

UCS: 40% Less Fuel Use by Heavy Duty Trucks, Creating $30B in Savings, Feasible with Existing Technology
UCS: 40% Less Fuel Use by Heavy Duty Trucks, Creating $30B in Savings, Feasible with Existing Technology

4 years ago - Ahead of the release of a new heavy duty truck fuel-efficiency standard from the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this spring, a new Union of Concerned Scientists study, released this week, says new fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty trucks should require at least a 40 percent decrease in fuel use, and shows the target is achievable with existing technology and would result in billions of dollars in fuel cost savings.

UPS Accelerates Use of Routing Optimization Software to Reduce 100 Million Miles Driven
UPS Accelerates Use of Routing Optimization Software to Reduce 100 Million Miles Driven

4 years ago - Atlanta, March 02, 2015UPS ORION to Be Deployed to 70% of U.S. Routes in 2015; Delivers Significant Sustainability Benefits UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today revealed that its groundbreaking ORION routing system is expected to reduce by 100 million miles annually the distance driven by its drivers, when fully implemented in 2016. The company is accelerating its implementation to complete all planned U.S. routes in 2016. The deployment will result in a 100,000 metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 21,000 passenger cars off the road for a year, according to the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

UPS Named Climate Leadership Award Winner by EPA
UPS Named Climate Leadership Award Winner by EPA

4 years ago - Atlanta, February 25, 2015Company Recognized for Beating Its Climate GoalThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS® (NYSE: UPS) with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

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UPS Making Charitable Donations for All 'Your Wishes Delivered'
UPS Making Charitable Donations for All 'Your Wishes Delivered'

4 years ago - UPS today launched Your Wishes Delivered, a campaign designed to invite the public to share their wishes during the holidays. This year, the company will donate $1 for each wish submitted using #WishesDelivered to one of three charities — The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Salvation Army or Toys for Tots Literacy Program, up to a total donation of $100,000."While many people see a package as just a cardboard box, UPS knows that the contents often amount to someone's special wish granted, just waiting to be delivered," said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS’ chief commercial officer. "We are responsible for delivering packaged wishes to millions of customers during the holidays."

Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainability: 3 Lessons from UPS
Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainability: 3 Lessons from UPS

4 years ago - UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, boasts some of the highest sustainability scores, credentials and rankings brands can earn, including reducing its total GHG emissions while increasing its shipping volume in 2013. How has the company achieved all this? What can others learn from its success so far? SB was recently invited to UPS HQ in Atlanta for the company’s annual Global Forestry Event — and we gained some insights:1. Start with low-hanging fruit

The UPS Foundation Awards Nearly $2.5 Million in Environmental Grants
The UPS Foundation Awards Nearly $2.5 Million in Environmental Grants

4 years ago - More Than Three Million Trees Planted Across 47 Countries to Support Global Environmental SustainabilityThe UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS® (NYSE: UPS), announced it has awarded nearly $2.5 million to non-profit organizations with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. The UPS Foundation's largest environmental grant recipient is The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization that works globally to protect ecologically important lands and bodies of water.

#New Metrics '14: The Next Frontier of ESG Research and Ratings
#New Metrics '14: The Next Frontier of ESG Research and Ratings

4 years ago - “I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.” — Ben FranklinWhy should companies bother with ratings? They show leadership and scale. This second-wave afternoon workshop on day 2 of New Metrics ‘14 delved into this concept in detail, revealing insights into recent developments in ESG ratings, and what they mean for companies and brands.

The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google
The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google

4 years ago - Seven months ago, this series kicked off with CVS’ surprise announcement that it would no longer carry tobacco products in its retail stores. Fast forward, the company announced Sept. 3 that it had met its goal a month ahead of schedule and had a new name to match its bold, new vision of a tobacco-free America — CVS Health.

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What’s Your Sustainability Personality?
What’s Your Sustainability Personality?

5 years ago - From planting trees in community gardens or supporting disaster relief efforts, to mentoring start-up businesses or starting a recycling program at work, everyone has a cause that's important to them.

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