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UPS Inc. has set a goal of reducing carbon emissions 20% by 2020 after meeting its previous emissions reduction goal early, the package carrier said.
The company said it met its 2016 goal of reducing air and ground fleet emissions 10% three years early. Last year, UPS reduced emissions 1.5% from 2012 as shipping volume rose 3.9%.
“Our ability to grow our global shipping volumes and reduce total carbon emissions should be a signal to business that it is possible to do more for the environment while also serving more customers and adding more value,” UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis said in a statement.
In 2013, UPS added 249 liquefied natural gas-powered heavy-duty tractors. The company said it plans to deploy more than a 1,000 by the end of the year.