UPS announces new energy-based sustainability goals

UPS on Tuesday announced aggressive new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources.

The goals, available in the company’s “2016 Corporate Sustainability Report”, support UPS’s commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse-gas emissions from global ground operations by 12 per cent by 2025, a goal developed using a methodology approved by the “Science Based Targets” initiative.

“Because of our size and scale, we know our commitments can shape markets, advance technologies and be a catalyst for infrastructure investments,” said David Abney, UPS chairman and chief executive officer.

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Source:The Nation

IBM Recycles 97% of End-of-Life Products

IBM recycled, reused or resold almost 97 percent of the end-of-life products it collected for processing last year, according to the tech giant’s 25th annual corporate sustainability report.

In its other waste and recycling accomplishments, IBM sent 86 percent of the nonhazardous waste it generated worldwide in 2014 to be recycled, and purchased recycled plastics for use in products such that 12.1 percent of purchased plastic by weight were recycled resins.

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Source: Environmental Leader

Tiffany Commits to 15% GHG Reduction by 2020

Tiffany & Co has committed to reducing its total global greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent from 2013 to 2020, according to its 2014 sustainability report.  While the high-end retailer experienced a 7 percent increase in global Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions between 2013 and 2014, it said emissions per square foot decreased by 1 percent over the same period.

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Source: Environmental Leader