Improving the fuel efficiency of its aircraft and engines, increased use of biofuels for flights, and operational initiatives to save fuel use.
ClimateBiz Staff - GREENBIZ
- July 9, 2009
Speedy delivery done sensibly -- Ed.
Another fuel-saving and emission-reducing practice that UPS highlights in its report is its use of trains rather than airplanes or trucks whenever possible, which has resulted in preventing the emission of 3 million metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
UPS has been focusing on its truck fleets for some time, and now boasts more than 1,800 alternative-fuel vehicles in its global fleet; in 2008, the company boosted its alt-fuel fleet by 30 percent
, which included the adoption of hydraulic, hybrid-electric delivery trucks
And one seemingly small innovation has resulted in a big impact: by introducing paperless label printing
last year, the company expects to save over 1.3 tons of paper every year, as well as millions of dollars in costs.... [Read More]