UPS Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth year and to the North America segment for the 13th straight year, the Atlanta-based parcel carrier said Sept. 7.
The indexes evaluate companies on their sustainability performance and position, and select the top 10% of performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked by the S&P Global Broad Market Index, the release said.
“We continue to push our environmental efforts and establish new goals that improve the environment and the communities we serve. Our unwavering commitment to sustainability makes us a stronger company,” Chief Sustainability Officer Tamara Barker said.
The company recently announced goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy. UPS management has said it wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from global ground operations by 12% by 2025, according to the release.
The company also is striving to make one in four new vehicles purchased run on an alternative fuel or be an advanced technology vehicle by 2020.
UPS management also is aiming for 40% of all ground vehicles using a fuel other than gasoline or diesel by 2025 and for 25% of UPS’ electricity consumption to come from renewable energy sources by 2025. — Transport Topics