United Parcel Service Makes Green Commitment

United Parcel Service was out Tuesday with new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals support the company’s commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025.

UPS has a goal that 25% of the electricity it consumes will come from renewable energy sources by 2025, versus 0.2% in 2016. In addition, by 2020 UPS plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle, up from 16% in 2016. The company also set a new goal that by 2025, 40% of all ground fuel will be from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel, an increase from 19.6% in 2016.

By Garrett Hatch