01 Aug '11, 11pm

Why UPS Takes Its Role as a Green Supply Chain Seriously

Why UPS Takes Its Role as a Green Supply Chain Seriously

Late last week, United Parcel Service published its ninth annual sustainability report . As has been the case with UPS for some time, each successive report finds the company digging in deeper and broader in terms of measuring its impacts. This year is no different: In addition to continuing to report detailed data on its carbon footprint and energy use, UPS has stepped it up another level to report its water impacts for the first time, using the WBCSD's water footprinting tool to assess how much of its global operations are at risk from water scarcity. "We've always had a thought process that said that at the foundation of our sustainability program we've got to understand our numbers," Scott Wickers, UPS's first Chief Sustainability Officer , said in an interview. Expanding on the mindset that drives UPS's CSR reporting, Lynnette McIntire, the company's director of corpo...

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