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UPS Carbon Neutral – we chose it and we tell you why you should do the same

There is always a way to reduce the carbon footprint of our everyday actions, and here at The ID Factory we love to explore (and embrace) new ones. That's why we have chosen UPS Carbon Neutral for our shipments: because it is the perfect way to offset the CO2 generated during our products' journey.

 

UPS Carbon Neutral is one of the shipping giant's eco-friendly services, such as the Eco Responsible Packaging Programme.

In order to be able to use the registered trademark CarbonNeutral®, UPS had to comply with the requirements of the CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading brand that gives the permission to display their mark only to companies whose CO2 emissions have been measured and reduced to net zero through a program implemented in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol.

 

Going Carbon Neutral sounds amazing, but it also raises a question: how does it work?

It all starts with customers. People who take part in the UPS Carbon Neutral Program pay a small surcharge which is then subsequently used to support initiatives able to offset the climate impact of the delivery of each package.

Since the service became available, UPS customers have already purchased offsets in four different projects promoted by the CarbonNeutral Company: La Pradera Landfill Gas, Garcia River Forest, Fujian Landfill Gas, and Cholburi Wastewater Biogas-to-Energy.

 

Since customers have shown great interest about sustainability, UPS is also taking responsibility for reducing their footprint through a thorough assessment of their global impact on the environment. UPS calculates the CO2 emissions related to their activities and scrutinizes the amount of noise pollution produced by their airplanes, but it doesn't stop here: the company is also committed to carrying on a constant evaluation of the distances they travel and the amount of fuel, paper, and water they use.

 

Being “Committed to More” means that UPS is always striving for sustainability, constantly aiming to their “Goals to the Road Ahead”. UPS' resolutions for 2020 represent community, workforce, and environmental goals – and each of them looks absolutely exciting.

As far as environmental protection is concerned, UPS is planning to reduce the absolute GHG emissions in global ground operations by 12%, and at the same time the company is willing to increase the use of electricity from renewable sources by the same amount. By 2025, 25% of the vehicles purchased annually by UPS will be alternative fuel & advanced technology vehicles, and the percentage of alternative fuel used will increase to reach 40% of total ground fuel.

 

By choosing the CarbonNeutral® shipment accreditation, UPS is sending a powerful message about taking action to safeguard the Planet – and so does every company that decides to pick this eco-friendly shipping solution.