For the second year running, UPS (NYSE: UPS) has earned the top score in the consumer shipping sector on the annual “Climate Counts” scorecard. UPS also received the 9th highest score across all industries among the 143 ranked companies.
UPS ranked No. 1 in the consumer shipping sector, remaining well ahead of competitors Deutsche Post World Net/DHL, the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx, which came in second, third and fourth, respectively.
Climate Counts ranks the world’s largest companies based on 22 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 non-profit organization’s website.
The Climate Counts ranking is just the latest in a long list of honors for environmental leadership awarded UPS. Other honors include: Newsweek’s Greenest Companies; Best Green Companies for America’s Children – Working Mother magazine; Top 50 Green Supply Chain Partners – Inbound Logistics, and the California Air Quality Award – Coalition for Clean Air. UPS also was ranked No. 1 in social responsibility on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list.
“Consumers want to invest in, and buy from, companies that are environmental leaders. The Climate Counts scorecard helps consumers find those leaders,” said Bob Stoffel, UPS senior vice president of supply chain, strategy, engineering and sustainability. “UPS’s top ranking validates our commitment to credibly report and minimize our environmental impact. Increasingly, we also are offering our customers assistance to help them address climate change. For example, in 2010 we expanded Carbon Neutral Shipping service to 36 countries and introduced eco-responsible packaging.”
The Climate Counts scorecard can be found at www.climatecounts.org. More information about UPS’s sustainability initiatives is available at ups.com/responsibility.