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Sustainability Trends and Materiality Assessments Are Considered to Shape Sustainability at UPS
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UPS is a global company with more than 454,000 employees, serving 10.5 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories. As we continue to refine our sustainability strategy, we consider macro trends, global frameworks such as the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and stakeholder feedback, which serve as inputs to identify issues that are material to our business. The topics below have emerged as priorities for our stakeholders and our long-term business success, and shape our global sustainability strategy, commitments, and initiatives.

Investing for a More Sustainable Future

The investments UPS has made in 2017 are leading to a major transformation
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David Abney | UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

In 2017, UPS embarked on a major transformation that will result in the most significant upgrade of our operations in decades. We are exploring real-time data, mobile connectivity, robotics, blockchain, and other cutting-edge technologies to seamlessly integrate our digital and physical networks, modernize our facilities and fleet, and better manage our operations.

Latest UPS Sustainability Report Shares Stories of Innovation and Progress

Logistics Company Releases 16th Annual Sustainability Report
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July 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - UPS’s 16th annual Sustainability Report highlights the company’s sustainability challenges and accomplishments during 2017, including progress toward its 2020 and 2025 goals in support of the environment, global workforce, and communities around the world. The report also showcases investments in cutting-edge technologies that are advancing UPS’s integrated network to new levels of efficiency and creating tangible sustainability benefits.

UPS’s 2017 sustainability highlights include:

Innovative Technologies Driving Sustainability at UPS

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UPS’s 16th annual Sustainability Report, published today, highlights the company’s sustainability challenges and accomplishments during 2017, including progress toward its 2020 and 2025 goals in support of the environment, global workforce, and communities around the world. The report also showcases investments in cutting-edge technologies that are advancing UPS’s integrated network to new levels of efficiency and creating tangible sustainability benefits.

UPS’s 2017 sustainability highlights include:

How Tech Is Driving a Fourth Wave of Environmentalism

Sustainability is not just some nice-to-have byproduct of innovation – it's the goal.
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Fred Krupp | Environmental Defense Fund

In any era, the hard work of environmental progress requires the best available tools. Today those tools include technological innovations that are giving corporations and NGOs alike new capabilities and supercharging the partnerships between them.

Sensors, data analytics, machine learning and blockchain are just some of the breakthroughs driving business growth as well as environmental stewardship.

Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

Could cluster-based freight corridors bolster economic activity in Europe?
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A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system.

The Hidden Benefits of a Sustainable Mindset

With Earth Day approaching, let’s examine the link between a culture of sustainability and one of innovation.
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In some respects, it’s great news that more than half of the global population now lives in cities – a figure expected to increase to two in three people around the world by 2050.

This growth makes cities a great place to live and work and gives them a real sense of energy and vitality. But it also brings challenges of pollution, emissions and congestion, among other issues.

Top Priorities in 2018? Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency

You can't drive blindly when running a business.
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Paul Trudgian | Paul Trudgian Supply Chain & Logistics Consultancy

A common problem with supply chains is they become unwieldy beasts. Each individual element and component within the network knows what they are doing, but the big picture often becomes obscure.

This leaves success in the supply chain down to luck and inevitable inefficiencies.

You simply can’t operate a successful supply chain blindly.

Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business

To bring change to SMEs, public policies are not enough. Entrepreneurs and managers must also embrace the cause of gender equality.
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Oscar Artiga | TechnoServe

Daniel Velasquez owns a small snack manufacturing firm in Honduras, which produces plantain chips sold in bodegas across the country. A few years ago, Daniel was struggling to consistently find enough plantains that met the company’s quality standards.

Supply issues are a typical headache for business owners, but the solution to Daniel’s problem came from an atypical place: a gender equality policy.

To Go Circular, First Go Vertical

The vertical integration of your supply chain provides both economic and environmental benefits.
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Alan Barton | Lehigh Technologies

Early last year, the waste management world was abuzz with news of furniture manufacturing giant Ikea’s minority stake in the Dutch plastics recycling company, Morssinkhof Rymoplast Group.

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