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UPS Releases CSR Report, CO2 Efficiency Down Slightly

United Parcel Service has released its annual corporate sustainability report (key performance indicators) tracking progress on the company’s economic, social and environmental objectives.

According to the report, in 2006:

UPS’s CO2 efficiency decreased .5 percent. The company produced .01 metric tons (60 kilograms) more CO2 emissions per 1,000 packages delivered than it did in 2005.

Total energy consumption increased by four percent. Energy consumption per package increased by .07 percent.

UPS recycled 36,800 tons of solid waste materials including metals, plastics, paper, corrugated materials, pallets and wood waste. It purchased 36,300 tons of materials with recycled content.

The company maintains the largest alternative-fuel fleet in the industry and shaved more than 28.5 million miles by using technology to streamline delivery routes.

UPS recycled more than 2.7 million pounds of electronic equipment from its operations.

UPS scored well in a recent analysis of sustainability reporting by the Roberts Environmental Center.

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