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President Obama Visits UPS
President Obama speaks at a UPS facility in Las Vegas

UPS recognized as a leader in sustainability

For the second time in 10 months President Obama visited a UPS facility to commend us for our innovations and commitment to sustainability. “UPS deserves extraordinary credit for being the best in its space,” he said. “One of the best businesses we have in the United States. But the reason is because it’s got such outstanding workers constantly figuring out how to make things better.  And so you guys all need to be congratulated for everything that you do.”

Prior to President Obama’s arrival, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis delivered a speech to the assembled crowd of more than 500 employees, legislators, community leaders and customers. He emphasized UPS’s commitment to sustainable business practices and how alternative fuel vehicles are an increasingly important part of our large fleet. Scott also spoke about our involvement with the Ontario-Las Vegas natural gas corridor, and how the public and private sectors can work together to advance our nation’s energy security and improve our environment.

Las Vegas Feeder On Road Supervisor Joe Mueller, a 25-year UPSer, introduced the President. The crowd went electric with fellow UPS employees roaring their appreciation. “It was very exciting to introduce the President today,” said Joe. “It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience.” 

President Obama talked about the increasing importance of putting more alternative fuel vehicles on our nation’s roads and acknowledged UPS for our involvement in helping to create natural gas corridors along our highways.

The President’s decision to deliver his speech at the UPS Las Vegas facility exemplifies UPS’s reputation as a global leader in sustainability. Having already amassed more than 200 million miles driven by an alternative fuel fleet, UPS was praised by President Obama for being among the first to respond to an Administration’s call last year, to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Because “That’s how they roll,” said President Obama.

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