ATLANTA—UPS has published its latest Sustainability Report, Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably, highlighting the company’s sustainability initiatives during 2018 and progress toward 2020 and 2025 goals. The digital-first interactive Report showcases the enablers of progress that are advancing sustainability for the environment, employees, and UPS communities around the world:
Bold Ideas. UPS is responding to fast-changing trends and customer needs by fostering a culture of innovation and agility and encouraging UPSers at all levels to think like entrepreneurs and to act in bold new ways. By expanding its portfolio of services, products and technology solutions, UPS is simplifying logistics for small- and medium-sized businesses and enabling customers to do more.
Innovative Technologies. UPS’s aim is to always be the fastest, most technology-enabled, and responsive company in the industry. Since 2009, the company has invested more than $1 billion in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and infrastructure globally, with more than 10,000 of these vehicles in its fleet today.
Diversity and Inclusion. UPS employees, customers, suppliers, and community partners touch all parts of the global economy and come from all walks of life. By cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment, UPS is engaging employees, accelerating innovation and enhancing customer service.
Collaborative Partnerships. Whether collaborating with cities on last-mile delivery models or creating solutions that help customers reduce environmental impacts, partnerships make it all possible. A shared focus on sustainability and efficiency enables UPS to work toward solutions for common challenges.
Talent and Teamwork. With more than 481,000 employees spanning the globe, UPS is committed to fostering a culture where people can thrive. The company is reinventing the employee experience and introducing new recruiting approaches, training and development opportunities, and industry-leading health and safety programs.
Community Resilience. Logistics isn’t just about delivering packages and freight. It is also about managing the flow of medical aid in remote areas and relief supplies in the wake of disasters. UPS has a legacy of delivering relief when and where it’s needed most. Through its Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, UPS is also helping communities become more resilient and strengthen their capacity to withstand crises.
In the latest Sustainability Report, UPS continues its leadership in transparency and disclosure by reporting to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Comprehensive level. The GRI Content Index details UPS’s management approach and data for material topics and is available at ups.com/sustainabilityreport.