UPS outlines 20% MPG performance improvement goal for fleet
The goal was announced as UPS released the latest annual update of its corporate Sustainability Report, and builds on gains that the firm has already made by increasing its US MPG 10% between 2000 and 2009 for its ground fleet of 60,000 vehicles.
'Our automotive efficiencies over the last decade show a genuine commitment to conserving fuel and decreasing the emissions associated with the packages we deliver,' said Bob Stoffel, UPS senior vice president and the executive responsible for UPS’s sustainability programme. 'This new goal for the next decade is an important milestone in UPS’s continuing dedication to finding and using new technology and processes that help us meet our customers’ needs in a sustainable way.'
In its new Sustainability Report, UPS also announced the achievements and objectives made in 2009. These include:
• Becoming the first major global package carrier to offer a carbon neutral service for deliveries in the US
• The deployment of 245 new “green” vehicles running on compressed natural gas, adding to a fleet of nearly 2,000 alternative fuel vehicles.
• Reports in greater detail on greenhouse gas emissions, including providing information on global CO2 emissions for Scope 1 and 2 for the first time and capturing and reporting more Scope 3 data from more sources.