Why You Should Think About Sustainability Like an Engineer

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer Scott Wicker is the author of an opinion piece published on the

If you know anything about engineers, you know we measure everything. Engineers are meticulous, calculated and apply logical thinking to most tasks. Most things we come in contact with and use each day had some kind of engineering behind it. That’s the mentality I bring to my role as UPS’s first chief sustainability officer and I believe an engineer’s approach can be effective in creating a credible sustainability program.

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How Greener Shipping Can Make You More Green

Scott Wicker, vice president of sustainability and corporate plant engineering, is the author of an opinion piece published on the Environmental Leader site:

Sustainable shipping practices are vital to securing procurement contracts at the world’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart and Home Depot. They also appeal to a key group of consumers who demand green behavior from business. Green shipping doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are four simple things you can do to make your shipping operations truly green, earning more profit at the same time.

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