UPS plans to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of every one of its parcel deliveries during June.
To commemorate World Environment Day on 5th June, the company will counterbalance the estimated carbon impact of each shipment by purchasing certified carbon offsets.
The carbon offsets will support a Thai project to capture emissions released from wastewater in order to help generate electricity and another project in Georgia, US, to turn methane landfill emissions into power.
Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, UPS Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, said: “There is truly no better way to honour World Environment Day than to facilitate actions that will help the planet.
“UPS hopes to create more awareness about our carbon neutral shipping option so additional customers will take advantage of it, thus helping to fund large-scale carbon reduction programs and reduce the total carbon impact of shipping on the environment.”
Since 2010, the logistics giant has offset more than 60 million parcels annually, which is the equivalent of 100,000 metric tonnes of carbon offsets every year.