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UPS

2010 Green Team, continued ...Published: June 01, 2010

Locations throughout Orange County • ups.com
Founded: 1907 in Seattle | vice president  and COO: George Willis (Southern California)

When it comes to environmental initiatives, UPS has been a company of firsts in the packaging and shipping industry. It was the first shipping company to join the EPA’s Climate Leaders Program, creating and implementing strategies for environmental preservation. It was the first to launch annual CO2 inventory studies. UPS uses that information to set benchmarks and policies – including routing-efficiency programs – that will result in a target reduction of 1.24 CO2 pounds/ATM by 2020. And in 2008, it became the operator of the largest alternative fuel/technology vehicle fleet in the packaging sector. Among its many demonstrated results: A shift from ground to rail, and air to ground, prevented the emission of 3 million metric tons of CO2 in 2008 alone. And for all of its efforts, the company earned a SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award from the EPA.

OC METRO'S 2010 GREEN TEAM