UPS advocates for sustainability at UN’s global climate change conference

3 things you should know about our participation at COP28 in Dubai
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What’s new: UPS leaders recently participated in COP28, the United Nations’ annual conference in Dubai, where world leaders gather to discuss global climate change. Talks ended with a first-ever call for the world to move away from fossil fuels.

Here’s what you should know about UPS’s role at the conference:

  1. Laura Lane, EVP & chief corporate affairs and sustainability officer, and Christina Struller, vice president of corporate affairs, engaged with political and business leaders from nearly 200 countries to promote what we’re doing to solve some of our most pressing environmental challenges.   Watch Laura’s interview with the Atlantic Council on decarbonizing the transport sector.
  2. We shared key learnings and collaborated with global leaders to advocate for a more sustainable planet. They also reinforced our sustainability goals and discussed ways we can decarbonize our operations faster.
  3. The UPS Foundation has pledged $3 million to the Climate and Gender Equity Fund. As a founding member, UPS has a seat on the advisory council and helps guide strategy as the fund aims to increase access to financing for women-led organizations and to offer solutions that address climate change and gender equality.

Did you know?

  • Our aim is to achieve a lower carbon footprint in a financially and socially responsible way. That’s why we’ve committed to 100% carbon neutrality in 2050 and set clear goals and plans along the way.
  • Integrating electrification and renewable natural gas (RNG) into our fleet is key to reaching 40% alternative fuel in ground operations by 2025 and achieving 100% carbon neutrality by 2050. 
  • Through our best-in-class engineering, we’re reimagining our network with innovation driven investments that include electric ground vehicles, cleaner-burning fuel and climate-conscious facilities. 

Want more? Learn more about our sustainability goals in our latest Sustainability Report

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