Eco-Shopping Guide Scores UPS Tops in Shipping

  Eco-Shopping Guide Scores UPS Tops in Shipping

            Climate Counts cites UPS for environmental leadership

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- December 05, 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, UPS (NYSE:UPS) has earned the No. 1 ranking
in the consumer shipping category of the Climate Counts Company Scorecard. UPS
tied for second overall in this year’s global list of 145 companies and is the
only transportation and logistics provider to appear in the top tier of the

Climate Counts shares its rankings via a consumer shopping guide, available at and, for easy mobile access, an iPhone App.

The accolades come during the company’s busiest time of year, when consumers’
impact on the environment increases due to more shipping during the holidays.

“During this shopping season, the Climate Counts Scorecard offers
environmentally-conscious consumers a convenient tool to make more sustainable
gift-giving choices,” said Scott Wicker, UPS Chief Sustainability Officer.
“Being cited by Climate Counts once again validates UPS’s industry leadership,
our commitment to our customers, and our commitment to sustainability.”

Climate Counts, a non profit organization, categorized UPS as “soaring” which
recognizes companies that are “demonstrating truly exceptional leadership on
climate change.” Only 15 companies earned that accolade.

The annual report rates major consumer brands on their approach to climate
change based on 22 criteria that measure efforts to assess their climate
footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support progress on climate
legislation and communicate their efforts clearly and comprehensively to

This year’s report shows that 66 percent of companies scored have publicly
available climate and energy strategies, compared to just 25 percent in 2007,
the first year the company issued the report. The scorecard, which rates UPS
at 89, also shows the average score for all companies is 52.1, the first time
the overall average has exceeded the 50 point margin since the first report in

As a proven industry leader in sustainability, UPS continues to offer
customers products and services that emphasize efficiencies and easily address
environmental concerns, including UPS carbon neutral shipping, Carbon Impact
Analysis and an Eco Responsible Packaging Program. Consumers can select UPS
carbon neutral shipping on all UPS package products via UPS shipping systems.
This measurement and offset process, which is available in more than 36
countries, is transparently reviewed and certified by reputable global third
party organizations. Carbon Impact Analysis calculates the carbon emissions of
a customer’s UPS shipments, allowing them to more precisely measure the
climate impact of their shipping. The UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program is
a contract program created to evaluate a customer’s packaging systems for
damage prevention, right-sizing and materials content.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta,
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can
be found on the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit

About Climate Counts

Climate Counts is a non-profit organization bringing consumers and companies
together to address climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard was
developed with oversight from a panel of business and climate experts from
leading non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. Since 2007,
Climate Counts researchers have used the scorecard to rate the climate actions
of nearly 150 companies (representing approximately 3,000 brands) in 16
industry sectors. Companies are given the opportunity to confirm or provide
public data sources. Information on all scored companies is available at


Natalie Black, 404-828-4665
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