Awards & Recognition
UPS has been widely recognized for its environmental innovation and leadership:
CDP 2012: Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
For the second consecutive year, UPS received one of the highest scores in the 2012 CDP "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" of global companies, receiving a 99 out of 100. Worldwide, for all companies, only six other companies achieved the same score and only two surpassed it. Among S&P 500 companies, UPS received the highest score for the second consecutive year (in 2012, one other company matched our score). To qualify for inclusion in the CDLI, companies must achieve a score within the top 10 percent among Global 500 companies, with detailed information that is made public for all to see. CDP scores the companies based on the completeness and quality of information submitted as well as comparisons among companies.
Climate Counts: Climate Counts 2012 Company Scorecard
For the fourth consecutive year, UPS earned the No. 1 ranking in the consumer shipping sector of the Climate Counts Company Scorecard. UPS tied for second overall in this year's global list of 145 companies, with only one company earning a higher score. The annual Climate Counts scorecard ranks the world's largest companies based on 22 criteria for measuring and reducing climate impact, corporate support of public policy initiatives, and openness and transparency in reporting.
EPA Climate Leadership Awards 2012: Supply Chain Leadership
EPA Climate Leadership Awards recognize corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions. From setting and exceeding aggressive emissions reduction goals to reducing the emissions associated with shipping goods, these organizations are improving efficiency, identifying energy and cost saving opportunities, and reducing pollution. UPS received a Climate Leadership Award in 2012. Winners are selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry (TCR).
Corporate Responsibility Magazine: 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2012
CR Magazine identifies its “100 Best Corporate Citizens"each year by evaluating 318 data elements in seven categories to determine best practices in the area of corporate social responsibility. UPS has been on this list for the past three years. We ranked 48th overall in 2012, and ranked 1st in the Climate Change category.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes 2012: North America Index
For the eighth straight year, UPS was included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The DJSI ranks companies based on an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental, and social criteria such as corporate governance, water-related issues, and shareholder relations, with a special focus on industry specific risks and opportunities.