UPS top shipper on ‘Climate Counts’ scorecard

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For the third year in a row, UPS has earned the top score in the consumer shipping sector on the annual “Climate Counts” scorecard. UPS also shared the 11th highest score across all industries alongside Sony, Nokia and AB Electrolux among 144 ranked companies.

UPS ranked No. 1 in the consumer shipping sector with a score of 80, ranking ahead of Deutsche Post World Net/DHL, the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx, which ranked second, third and fourth, respectively.

Climate Counts, an organization that works to bring consumers and companies together in the fight against global climate change, ranks the world’s largest companies based on 21 criteria that focus on measuring and reducing climate impact, corporate support of public policy initiatives on climate change and openness and transparency in reporting.

Climate Counts issues a shopping guide to help consumers “support companies that take climate change seriously and avoid those that don’t,” according to the nonprofit organization.

“This recognition is significant because Climate Counts rigorously evaluates performance rather than corporate marketing claims,” says Scott Wicker, UPS chief sustainability officer. “The Climate Counts shopping guide provides consumers with a signpost for companies that are truly committed to environmentally-responsible business practices. UPS’s repeated and consistent top ranking in the shipping segment highlights our efforts to measure, manage and reduce our carbon footprint while offering consumers more choices that support their commitment to the environment.”

The Climate Counts scorecard can be found at www.climatecounts.org. More information about UPS’s sustainability initiatives is available at ups.com/responsibility.