The UPS Foundation publishes its Annual Social Impact Report
ATLANTA, September 21, 2018/3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation, which leads global citizenship and philanthropy programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it will award nearly $2.7 million in grants to preeminent environmental organizations worldwide.
Contributes immediate and long-term recovery assistance through a network of public-private partnerships
ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a more than $1 million commitment through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts following the devastating flooding, infrastructure damage and utility outages caused by Hurricane Florence.
UPS recognized on DJSI North America Index for 14th straight year
ATLANTA, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE: UPS) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the 14th straight year. The recognition comes as UPS continues to work toward its ambitious sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources.
ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group today named UPS as one of the 2018 “VERGE Vanguard Award honorees,” based on a global search for leaders who are accelerating an equitable transition to a clean power grid, a zero-emissions transportation system and the circular economy.
Technology is improving every movement in the UPS network for efficiency and sustainability
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UPS’s smart logistics network refers to our digitally and physically connected facilities, fleet, and information systems. Using real-time data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technology, we will optimize tracking and processing of packages and freight, and synchronize our transportation fleet. The Smart Global Logistics Network enables us to drive operational and sustainable improvements for our business, and provide greater accuracy and speed for our customers from pickup to the final mile.
Controls designed to promote traceability can drive up processing time and cost.
Blockchain technology can address these twin challenges.
A blockchain is a secure, distributed digital ledger with records that resist duplication and forgery. It can be used to keep track of any information or assets, from transportation containers to digital currencies.
The ways UPS is Collaborating with Suppliers Extends Reach Sustainably
As our business grows, we are entering into more contractual relationships with third parties, such as outside service providers (OSPs). OSPs are an important part of our delivery fleet in Western Europe, four times larger than our owned fleet in the region. Every day, OSPs in this region: