The Nature Conservancy and UPS: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Global Commerce

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The Nature Conservancy and UPS: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Global Commerce

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:00pm

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The world’s largest shipping and logistics company has decided to invest in the environment.

Each year, more than 32 million acres of tropical forest — an area about the size of New York state — are cut down, releasing millions of tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Without action now, many of the world’s tropical forests will be lost by this century’s end. With these forests we will lose important species, natural resources and local livelihoods, as well as the opportunity to slow climate change.

As the world’s largest shipping and logistics company, UPS recognizes the impact of carbon emissions associated with its transportation-heavy business of supporting global commerce. The company, which operates its own jet cargo fleet and more than 94,000 vehicles, has implemented sustainability changes at the supply chain and operations levels that have resulted in bottom-line savings. They have determined that investing in the environment is not only the right thing to do – it’s good business.

Read more on The Nature Conservancy's website.

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; innovative delivery options for the global consumer market, 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.

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Keywords: Environment | Carbon Emissions | The Nature Conservancy | The UPS Foundation | UPS | carbon offsets | climate change | environment | forest conservation | logistics | sustainability

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