Awards & Recognition
UPS has been widely recognized for its environmental innovation and leadership:
Maplecroft - Climate Innovative Index
The Green Building and Brightside - Acorn Award
Corporate Responsibility magazine - 100 Best Corporate Citizens
Carbon Disclosure Project - Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index Top 50 Global Companies Uptime Institute Global Green 100 - UPS Windward Data Center
Inbound Logistics - Green Supply Chain Partner
Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine - Green Supply Chain Award Newsweek magazine - Top 500 Greenest Companies in America
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Smartway Excellence Award
Climate Counts Scorecard - Ranked highest among consumer shippers
Keep America Beautiful Vision for America Award (2007): Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit community improvement organization, has chosen UPS as its 2007 Vision for America Award honoree. Keep America Beautiful recognizes and honors UPS for the corporation’s leadership in environmental issues, and for its outstanding efforts to promote and sustain volunteerism in America.
UPS Supply Chain Solutions Ranked High Among "Green" Outsourcers: In the 2007 edition of an annual survey conducted to determine which supply chain and logistics company was environmentally friendly, UPS Supply Chain Solutions was a top vote getter in the services, supply chain and logistics outsourcing category.
EPA recognizes UPS's Environmental Achievements: Citing UPS’s alternative fuel program and fuel conservation initiatives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has honored the company with its distinguished Clean Air Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes organizations that improve air quality through innovative environmental programs.
UPS Receives Federal Grant for Ground Support Vehicles: The UPS Worldport facility received a federal grant to build a biodiesel infrastructure at the airport. This infrastructure will provide a 5 percent biodiesel blend of fuel to run 366 ground support vehicles starting in early 2008. Biodiesel is a clean-burning diesel replacement fuel that can be used in compression-ignition engines. It is manufactured using U.S.-produced oils such as soybean oil, recycled cooking oils or animal fats.
UPS recognized with Environmental Responsibility Award: In December 2005, the California Manufacturers/Industrial Environmental Association recognized UPS with its annual Environmental Responsibility Award for the development of new technology with our fuel cell vehicle initiative. UPS operates two fuel cell vehicles in Ontario, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan.