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UPS to match carbon offsets of shipments in June

UPS, a global leader in logistics, said it will commemorate World Environment Day on June 5 by matching the carbon offsets of all packages shipped via its carbon neutral program during the month of June.

UPS carbon neutral counter balances the estimated carbon impact of each shipment by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

“There is truly no better way to honour World Environment Day than to facilitate actions that will help the planet,” said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, UPS chief sustainability officer (CSO) and vice president of environmental affairs.

“UPS hopes to create more awareness about our carbon neutral shipping option so additional customers will take advantage of it, thus helping to fund large-scale carbon reduction programs and reduce the total carbon impact of shipping on the environment.”

To participate, shippers pay a small fee to offset the carbon footprint of shipping their packages then UPS will match these offsets throughout June. This is essentially doubling the shipper’s impact thereby allowing the shipper to potentially net out “carbon negative” in June.

The solution is available in India, across a range of services including UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Worldwide Express Saver, UPS Worldwide Expedited, UPS Worldwide Express Freight, and UPS Worldwide Express Freight - Midday.

“UPS is committed to applying our expertise in sustainable logistics to manage and mitigate the environmental impacts across our global network,” commented Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President of Growth & Emerging Markets. “As the official logistics partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, we will continue to calculate the emissions attributed to the Expo 2020 Organising Committee for their small package and freight shipments, while offsetting it through UPS’s carbon neutral shipping solution.”

UPS started its carbon neutral program in 2010and offsets more than 60 million packages annually for customers, which equates to more than 100,000 metric tonnes of carbon offset each year.UPS has supported projects worldwide that include forestation, landfill gas destruction, and wastewater treatment.

 UPS carbon neutral option is verified by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), an inspection, testing, and verification company. Additionally, UPS’s carbon offset process adheres to The Carbon Neutral Protocol from Natural Capital Partners.  – TradeArabia News Service
 




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