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Logistics at the Core: UPS’s 2011 Sustainability Report (Video)
2011 UPS Sustainability Report cover

Whether it’s saving 83,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions, achieving a net reduction in domestic energy use at United States facilities, or expanding the deployment of telematics technology to eliminate more than 98 million minutes of engine idling time, Scott Wicker knows a thing or two about ensuring that UPS’s integrated network is the most efficient it can be.

“Ten years ago, UPS began to construct its first Corporate Sustainability Report. Back then, the effort was seminal, championed by a small group of individuals who saw the connection between UPS’s behind-the-scenes efforts at serving the community and operating well with the emerging stakeholder cry for more transparency about business’s impact on society,” explains Wicker, UPS’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, who took the sustainability reins in 2011.

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O.A.R. Gets in Tune with Sustainability
O.A.R.

During O.A.R.’s 2011 summer tour, UPS measured O.A.R.’s existing carbon footprint and developed a transportation strategy to increase fuel efficiency and offset emissions. Overall, UPS helped neutralize more than 67 metric tonnes of CO2 during the 28 concert dates.

Live Concerts Get Greener with Help from UPS and Live Nation Entertainment

“If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”

                                                                          -  Jimi Hendrix

I try to avoid hyperbole, but I truly believe music is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. It touches people on a deep, emotional level transcending differences in language, culture, political views and socio-economic status.

Even with his scientifically-focused mind, Albert Einstein understood and appreciated the value music brings to our lives when he observed, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. … I get most joy in life out of music.”

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